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(PART /.) 
From 1613 to 1719. 











St. I 









SOME five years ago I undertook to prepare for publication 
the records of men who had belonged to Wadham College. 
Beginning with the foundation of the College, and continuing 
to 1881, I found that I had gathered over 6,000 names. The 
question then arose, by what standard should I determine 
who were Wadham men ? Should I confine myself to the 
members of the Foundation, or should I include Commoners ? 
Should I be guided by the University Matriculation Registers, 
or limit my list to Graduates ? Should I depend on the 
College Admission Registers as far as they existed, or the 
more complete but very confused records of Cautions de- 
posited with the College ? I soon, found that no one standard 
would do. Several of the most eminent men were never on 
the Foundation. A very large number resided and paid 
Caution without matriculating, a still larger number without 
graduating. Many members of the Foundation never paid 
Caution money, and the Admission Registers have large gaps 
in them. I have therefore determined to include all the 
names that I could collect whether from University or College 
records, whether as matriculating, graduating, residing, or 
paying Caution. And if in such a list I shall seem at times 
to have claimed for Wadham men whose careers belong more 
properly to other Colleges or the sister University, I shall 


have at least wronged no writers save Dr. Bloxam and 
Mr. Boase (to whose records of Magdalen and Exeter men 
I am much indebted, not merely for information, but also for 
example), and shall not be sorry if my work stirs up the 
historians of other Colleges to vindicate their claims to some 
of those who are here set down as Wadham men. 

In tracing the careers of men after leaving the University, 
the numerous histories of the English counties, especially 
Dorset, Devon, and Somerset, have been searched ; and when 
other clues failed, Marshall's Genealogist's Guide has often 
suggested fresh sources of information. Much material has 
also been gathered from the publications of the Harleian 
Society, the Camden Society, and the Oxford Historical 
Society. Weaver's Somersetshire Incumbents, from which 
many valuable suggestions were obtained, only appeared 
after my early sheets were in type. Foster's Alumni 
Oxonienses hardly touches the period contained in this 

The best thanks of all interested in this kind of work are 
due to the Warden and Fellows of Wadham College for the 
courtesy with which they placed all their records at my 
disposal, and I would express my own gratitude for the 
kindness and hospitality which they extended to me during 
my frequent visits to Oxford, whereby the toil of this duty 
of piety is associated with many pleasant memories. I must 
also beg the numerous clergy who have searched Registers 
and copied monuments for me, particularly throughout the 
county of Somerset, to accept this grateful acknowledgment 
of the services which they have rendered to the work. And 
I would express my thanks to Sir Albert Woods, Garter, not 


only for giving me access to the Sussex Collections (MS.) of 
my late uncle, William Courthope, Somerset Herald, but also 
for his readiness to furnish me with help from the valuable 
MS. Collections of Pedigrees preserved in the College of 

I must mention that the work has grown in bulk far 
beyond what I originally contemplated, for I had hoped that 
one volume would contain all the 6,000 names and some 
Appendices to boot on the Wadham family, the Endowment 
and Estates, the Buildings, Benefactors, Servants, Library, 
Plate and Pictures, &c. 

Now I will only add that should this record of a hundred 
years of Wadham commend itself to those interested in 
University history, I will endeavour at some future time to 
make use of the large collections which I have already 
gathered so as to carry on the work for another century and 
a half. 

In a work consisting so largely of names and dates it is 
scarcely possible to avoid some errors, and perhaps some 
identifications may appear to be based on insufficient grounds. 
I can only say that I have endeavoured to place strict limits 
on my conjectures, and to give each name and date as nearly 
as possible as it stands in the original authority; so that, 
with confidence in my own efforts to be strictly honest in the 
use of my materials, I commit the general result to the 
charity of students. 


2Qth October, 1889. 



Fasti for Wadham College 

The Wardenship of 

Kobert Wright . 

John Flemmyng . 

William Smith . 

Daniel Estcot 

John Pitt 

John Wilkins 

Walter Blandford 

Gilbert Ironside . 

Thomas Dunster . 

The Chamber Books 
Additions and Corrections 
Index of Names . 







WADHAM COLLEGE was founded by Nicholas Wadham, of 
Meri field, in the county of Somerset, and Dorothy his wife, 
daughter of Sir William Petre, of Writtle, in the county of 
Essex. Being the last male of an ancient and wealthy stock, 
seated in Devonshire from the reign of Edward I., Nicholas 
desired while leaving the Wadham estates to his natural heirs, 
his sisters and their descendants, to secure the perpetuation 
of his family name by founding the " Collegium Wadhami " 
out of his private fortune. It is said that it was at first 
intended to establish a college at Venice for the reception of 
English students ; but however this may have been, Nicholas 
Wadham had changed his purpose before his death, and 
resolved to establish in the University of Oxford, where he 
had himself been at one time a Fellow Commoner either of 
Christ Church or of Corpus Christi College, "Collegium 
pauperum et indigentium Scholarium ad laudem, gloriam et 
honorem Omnipotentis Dei, bonarum litterarum incrementum 
ac communem hujus regni utilitatem." With this end in view 
he endeavoured to acquire the site of Gloucester Hall (now 
Worcester College), but he died before the completion of the 
purchase, having intrusted the fulfilment of his design to 
his widow. Failing to secure the ground selected by her 
husband, Dorothy Wadham purchased of the citizens of 
Oxford the site of Austin Friars ; and having obtained 
Letters Patent from King James I. (dated 20 December, 
1610) she proceeded to erect upon it the buildings 
which still stand there, almost unchanged, and which form 
perhaps the most uniform and perfect specimen of collegiate 
architecture in the University. 

On the 16th August, 1612, she put forth the statutes of 
the college, and on the 20th April. 1613, the Society was 
constituted by the admission of the Warden, Fellows and 


Scholars nominated by the Foundress. At this time the 
building must have been nearly finished ; the chapel was 
consecrated on the 29th April, 1613. The building comprised 
a chapel with ante-chapel, a hall and kitchen with library 
over it and numerous chambers, of which a further account 
will be found in the Appendix. 

The Foundress continued to direct the management of 
the college in many respects until her death in 1618. 


state that the college is founded for a Warden, fifteen 
Fellows, as many Scholars, two " Capellani in sacris ordinibus 
constituti," two " Clerici," an Obsonator, two Cooks, two 
Butlers and a Porter. The Fellows were allowed to study in 
any faculty, but the Warden was required to proceed to the 
degree of Doctor of Divinity within a year of his election. 
A Fellow might retain his fellowship for eighteen years from 
his regency as M.A. ; a Scholar might remain in his place if 
he wished for twelve years after taking his degree of M.A. 
Three of the Scholars were to be taken from the county of 
Somerset and three from Essex: and by a subsequent 
ordinance the Foundress directed that persons of Founder's 
kin, if fit, should have a preference in elections, provided 
that tliere should not be more than three Fellows and three 
Scholars of Founder's kin at the same time in the college. 
Commoners and Batellars might be admitted to reside in the 
college, but their tutors must give a bond of 10 for the 
payment of the pupils' Battels. A Commoner was to give 
twenty shillings or a silver cup on his admission ; a Batellar 
ten shillings. Pupils were not to take the College Oath 
before the age of fifteen. The Bishop of Bath and Wells 
for the time being was appointed Visitor, with the power of 
visiting once in five years or oftener on the requisition of the 
Warden and Seniors. 


These were originally eight in number besides the Warden, 
viz. Sub-Warden, Dean, two Bursars, Humanity Lecturer, 
Catechist, Moderator of Philosophy and Sub-Dean : to these 
was added a Librarian in 1618 ; and in 1623 " a new class 


was constituted of the Inferior Class of Sophisters/' and a 
tenth officer (Moderator Novae Classis) was elected, appar- 
ently to assist the Sub-Dean. All the original offices were 
held almost invariably by Fellows, except that of Sub-Dean, 
which was generally held by a graduate Scholar or Probationer 
Fellow ; the Librarian was always a Fellow ; the Moderator 
Novae Classis, was generally a Scholar, but occasionally 
a Commoner : this latter officer was appointed annually till 
1640, and again from 1666 to 1689, after which date the 
records of elections cease for a time. The other officers con- 
tinued to be appointed nominally each December, but in the 
middle of the last century a custom grew up of allowing some 
or all of them to act by deputy, so that at times three or 
four Fellows (and even two) were executing all the offices, 
the nominal holders being non-resident, and only coming up 
for Elections and other business. All the officers were 
nominated by the Foundress as long as she lived. Sub- 
sequently they were elected annually on St. Nicholas Day, 
6th December. The officers then elected served therefore 
for the year following their date of election, or if we observe 
the Old Style, for the last three months of the year of election 
and nine months of the subsequent year. The Bursars 
seem generally to have each executed the duties of their office 
for half the year. 

At first most of the offices changed hands annually, and 
were rarely held for more than two consecutive years ; and 
even when it was seen to be desirable to secure more con- 
tinuity in the working of the college, this was obtained by 
the above system of deputies, the officers being still nominally 


In dealing with the records of Wadham, it is necessary to 
break up the subject into Periods. 

The First of these Periods will extend from the opening of 
the college in 1613 to the end of the Civil War, about 1647 ; 
this will include the time of the first five Wardens. 

The Second Period will be from 1647 to 1659, the reign of 
Warden Wilkins : during part of which time the University 
was under the rule of the Parliamentary Visitors. 

The Third Period will run from 1659 to 1689, and include 
the reigns of Wardens Blandford and Ironside. 


The Fourth Period extends from 1689 to 1738, the reigns 
of Wardens Dunster, Baker and Thistlethwayte. 

The Fifth Period is from 1738 to 1806; the time of 
Wardens Lisle, Wyndham, Gerard and Wills. 

The Sixth Period is from 1806 to 1881 : the time of 
Wardens Tournay, Symons and Griffiths. 

Of these Periods the first three and part of the fourth are 
included in the present volume. 

For the First Period then (16131647) the documents 
available are : 

A. The Register of Foundationers. 

B. Liber sive registrum continens nomina Primorum 
Gardiani, Sociorum, Scholarium, Capellanorum et Clericorum 
Collegii Wadhami : omnium etiam Commensalium et 
Battelariorum a prima fundatione admissorum. 

C. The College Caution Books. 
M. The College Convention Books. 

And these are supplemented by the University Subscrip- 
tion Book, University Matriculation Register, and the Lists 
of Graduates. 

Two books containing the names of the occupants of the 
chambers in college are also extant for this period ; but 
they are far from complete, and after the war began the 
entries are very irregular. 

Of these documents the Foundation Register (A) is 
complete and apparently contemporaneous ; B was compiled 
in 1636, probably by Warden Estcot: it may have been 
based on early Caution Books, but I can find no clue as to 
his authority for the lists from 1613 1636 : though they 
correspond in part with the existing Caution Books and 
the University Matriculations. 

The Caution Books (C) profess to date from the foundation 
of the college, but the entries as to Commoners and Fellow 
Commoners appear to be only commenced regularly from the 
Bursarship of Osborne and Anketill (16201621). I am 
inclined however to think that the book was first kept 
regularly by Bursars Estcot and Payton (16211622), and that 
all Cautions then in the Bursars' hands were prefixed to 
the record : at any rate the first entries as to Batellars' 
Cautions were made by these Bursars. The earliest note 
of the restoration of a Caution, apparently in Estcot's hand- 
writing, is dated January 1621. The entries are continued 



steadily till 1642, after which there are no entries till 

The entries in the Convention Book (M) though brief 
are complete from the Foundation. 

The University Subscription Book contains nothing but 
bare names ; and no Matriculations are recorded at Wadham 
till 1615, under which year there are seven entries, just as 
the first volume of the Kegister comes to an end; from 
October 13th, 1615, the entries continue regularly through 
the other volumes. But it must be observed that during 
the Civil War (1642 1647) neither the College nor University 
Books appear to have been kept at all carefully. 

With the Second Period (16471659) an entire change 
takes place in the documents available. A, which during the 
Civil War has become somewhat irregular is again complete, 
noting the decrees of the Parliamentary Visitors. B on the 
contrary ceases entirely. The Caution Books (G) and other 
College accounts were re-arranged by the intruded Fellows and 
kept on a new plan. Lee and Lawrence recommence entries 
in the Caution Book, 18 October, 1648, but it remains in 
great confusion till 1652. Webber and Morland (chosen 
Bursars 6th December, 1652) wrote out a list of all Cautions 
received since 1648, which still were remaining in their 
hands, and from this date the entries are regularly made till 
1697. The records of Admission Fees commence in Lee's 
Bursarship (1653 54) and are continued till 1698. 

The various Bursars' Books (D) now become useful, 
supplying lists, sometimes of Foundationers, sometimes of 
Officers. M ceases altogether, and regular entries are not 
resumed till the election of Blandford to the Wardenship 
in 1659 : but on March 7, 1653, " It was ordered by the 
Society that the former Orders agreed upon at several 
times scattered in loose papers be registered and kept 
together in this book," i.e. a small vellum-covered book 
in which there are a few entries varying in date from 

The University Register of Matriculations is at this time 
very unsatisfactory. "From 1647 to 1649 there seems to 
have been no record of Matriculations at all, if indeed there 
were any. Thus when the Bedell appointed by the Visitors 
began to register Matriculations in 1649, having had no 
experience, nor any former book to serve as a model, he made 


the serious mistake of omitting to enter the age and the 
place of birth against the names of those who were matricu- 
lated during the period of the Commonwealth" (Burrows) 
In fact he seems to have only cared to note the fee paid, 
which as it depended on the status of the parent leads him to 
enter that information in his Register. 

The Chamber Books also contain entries for this period ; 
and an endeavour was made to introduce a new system of 
keeping this record, but it was soon dropped. 

For the Third Period (16591689), 

A continues to be well kept : but B is only kept from 

C. The Caution Books profess to be complete for this 

M is kept for the whole of this period. 

The Matriculation Registers of the University begin to be 
kept in the old form in March, 16f. 

For the Fourth Period as far as it is included in this 
volume (1689 1719) there is a sad lack of records, for A is 
only kept up to 1694, B is a blank, nor are there any entries 
in the Convention Book; fortunately however the Caution 
Books profess to be complete for this period, the only blank 
being from Midsummer 1697 to Christmas 1698, and even 
for that time there is a record of Admission fees. 

Some help also can be obtained towards filling up this 
gap from the various Bursars' Books (Z>), preserved in the 
Muniment room. 

For the First Period then (16131647) I have printed 
the names mainly as they stand in B ; that is I have placed 
under each year the names of the Socii Commen sales, Com- 
mensales and Batellarii. To these I have occasionally 
prefixed the name of any member of the Foundation whose 
admission is recorded in A and not in B. 

The list thus made is supplemented by, (1) names which 
occur in the College Caution Books, (2) names which occur 
in the University Matriculation Register, (3) names of 
persons whose connection with the college is not otherwise 
recorded than that they are stated to have graduated from 
Wadham, (4) names which occur in the List of Pupils, the 
Chamber Books, the Burial Register or any other docu- 
ments, and who stood in various relations to the college. I 
have not included the names of College servants, for I had 


intended to have an Appendix to contain the names of 
Privilegiati and Servientes. 

It will be observed at once how many men entered at 
the college (some even as Foundationers) without graduating, 
and further that numbers of men appear in the College 
Registers without matriculating, or matriculate without 
being entered on the Registers, and some appear even to 
graduate without having matriculated : some names appear 
only in the Caution Books, while at the same time it is often 
ascertained that these men kept residence from the Chamber 
Books or some entry as to Battels. 

It is obvious that since B has no entries for the Second 
Period (1647 1659) a new system must be here adopted for 
arranging the names. I should have chosen to adopt the 
order in the Caution Books, but at this time the entries are 
very much confused. The six intruded Fellows who with the 
new Warden managed the college, seem with the exception 
of Lee to have been hopelessly unsystematic : and Lee had 
an arrangement of his own which no succeeding Bursars took 
the trouble to carry out. 

On the whole therefore, after using the Register of 
Foundationers (A) I propose in this period to arrange the 
names as they stand in the University Matriculation Book 
and to supplement the lists so made from the Caution Books, 
List of Graduates, &c. 

For the early part of the Third Period, covering nearly the 
Wardenship of Blandford, I am able to return to the 
use of the College Registers, and to print the names in the 
order there given, supplementing them from the same sources 
as in the First period : but after the entries cease in B I am 
obliged to fall back again upon the University Matriculation 
Registers for the order, only prefixing to each year the names 
of members of the Foundation, and such others as are found 
in the Caution Books, but are not recorded as matriculating. 

And for the Fourth Period .(16891719) in the scarcity 
of College records I am almost entirely dependent on the 
Matriculation Registers supplemented from the Caution 

If therefore full information is obtained about a man, his 
name is followed by his status in college, and his county, 
and sometimes by a reference to his parentage from Register 
B ; then comes the notice of his matriculation, given in Latin 



from the University Registers : next the date of his payment 
of Caution Money, which is sometimes " restored " to him, 
sometimes " taken up for Battels " and occasionally " paid 
over" to some Fellow, presumably his tutor or to some 
other person : sometimes the Caution is " replaced " and 
" restored " more than once : next if he became a member of 
the Foundation comes the notice of his admission from 
Register A, with a further entry as to his age and place of 
birth or residence, sometimes confirmatory, sometimes con- 
tradictory of the former entry : then come the dates of a man's 
several degrees : next, if on the Foundation his admission to a 
Fellowship and the College offices which he held (from M). 
To these are subjoined any further facts connected with his 
name while he was at Oxford : such as the chambers which 
he occupied successively, his leaves of absence &c. Where it 
has been possible to trace a man's subsequent career, the 
information has been added in small type, together with the 
names of any works of which he was the author; and in 
some cases a statement is appended showing the relationship 
which existed with other Wadham men, together with a 
reference to any pictures in the possession of the college. 
As this record contains the names of all men who have 
entered college, it will naturally be found that in many 
cases only one or two of the above-mentioned notices can be 
given : but in the cases of Members of the Foundation the 
record is tolerably complete. The notes as to the chambers 
occupied by distinguished men are interesting, as the rooms 
are still almost identical with those here referred to ; the 
dates of " leave of absence " during the Civil War are fully 
given in order that they may be compared with the move- 
ments of the Bang's Army. In the matter of the restoration 
of Cautions too often only the day of the month is entered 
without the year, and even if the Bursar's name be added 
it is often impossible to say to which of his periods of office the 
entry is to be referred. 

In conclusion, let me express a hope that this record will 
show that the " Foundation of Nicholas Wadham and 
Dorothy his wife " has not fallen short of the end which they 
set before them when they established a College " for the 
glory and honour of Almighty God, the promotion of sound 
learning and the advantage of this realm." 



In which are included such dates in the history of 
England and of the City of Oxford, as may serve to 
explain the actions of the College and its members ; 
together with the appointments of the Wardens and of 
the successive Bishops of Bath and Wells, who were 
nominated Visitors by the Foundress. 

1603. 24 March. Accession of James I. 
1605. 5 Nov. Gunpowder Plot. 

1608. 29 March. James Montague, Bishop of Bath and 


1609. 20 Oct. Death of Nicholas Wadham. 

1610. 31 July. Foundation Stone laid. 

20 Dec. King James's Letters Patent. 
1612. 16 August. Statutes of Dorothy Wadham. 

1612. Death of Dr. Bisse, Founder of the Library. 

1613. 20 April. Admission of OTarfcen fflUigf)t and the first 

members of the Society. 
29 April. Consecration of the Chapel. 
*19 July. Resignation of OTattJC 
3 Sept. Nomination of (fflartien 

* These dates are given slightly wrong in the body of the. Work. 

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1616. 17 Oct. Arthur Lake, Bishop of Bath and Wells. 
I6ff-. 16 March. Death of Marten Clemming. 

24 March. Nomination of ffitatiJen SllUtf). 
1618. 16 May. Death of Dorothy Wadham. 

30 Oct. The King attempts to intrude William 

Durham as Fellow. 
1623. 3 Oct. A New Class constituted out of the Inferior 

Class of Sophisters. 
1625. 27 March. Accession of King Charles I. 

1625. 20 July. Plague in Oxford. 

1626. 20 June. William Laud, Bishop of Bath and Wells. 

1628. 24 July. Leonard Mawe, Bishop of Bath and Wells. 

1629. 29 Oct. Walter Curie, Bishop of Bath and Wells. 

1632. 26 Nov. William Pierce, Bishop of Bath and Wells. 

1633. 17 July. Visitation of the College. 
1635. *5 Sept. Resignation of TOattJCn Smttf). 

1635. *7 Sept. Election of OTattieu lEmrott. 

1636. 9 Sept, Further Visitation of the College. 

1642. 22 Aug. Charles raises his Standard at Nottingham. 

23 Oct. (Sunday) Battle of Edgehill. 
29 Oct. The King enters Oxford. 

29 Nov. The King returns to Oxford. 
5 Dec. The King demands the College Plate. 

1643. 13 July. Battle of Devizes. 
27 July. Siege of Bristol. 

10 Aug. Siege of Gloucester. 

20 Sept. First Battle of Newbury. 

1644. 22 Jan. Parliament summoned at Oxford. 

9 April. Death of (ISatfcm ISstCOtt, 

13 April. Election of OTartrm ^ttt 
29 June. Battle of Cropredy Bridge. 

2 July. Battle of Marston Moor. 
27 Oct. Second Battle of Newbury. 

1645. 10 Jan. Execution of Archbishop Laud. 

Fairfax besieges Oxford. 

14 June. Battle of Naseby. 

1646. 26 April. The King leaves Oxford. 

24 June. Surrender of Oxford. 

1647. 1 May. Ordinancefor the Visitation and Reformation 

of the University of Oxford. 

* These dates are given slightly wrong in the body of the Work. 





16ff . 







3 March. Deprivation of 

6 April. Last entry in the Convention Book. 

13 April. Barton ratltos intruded by the Visitors. 

30 January. Execution of King Charles I. 

23 May. Certificate of the Visitors that Wadham 
and Trinity Colleges are " in a fitt capacity to 
make their own elections in a statutable way." 

15 June. Appointment of the Second Board of 


January. Appointment of the Third Board of Visitors. 
November. Death of John Goodridge, Benefactor. 
3 Sept. Death of Oliver Cromwell. 

3 Sept. Resignation of (HJarton OTf IfeitUf. Entries 

in the Convention Book resumed. 

5 Sept. Election of ftHatlien 23lant)fottJ. 
8 May. Proclamation of King Charles II. 

4 Dec. Resignation of Bishop Blandford. 

7 Dec. Election of OTattiw tfronstlie. 

The Vicarage of Wadhurst, Sussex, bequeathed to 

the College. 

25 May. Robert Creighton, Bishop of Bath & Wells. 
25 Oct. Will of Rev. William White of Pusey, Berks. 
21 March. Parliament meets at Oxford. 

First record of Goodridge Exhibitioners. 
25 Jan. Thomas Ken Bishop of Bath and Wells. 
6 Feb. Accession of King James II. 
11 June. Landing of the Duke of Monmouth. 

6 July. Battle of Sedgemoor. 

5 Septr. The King visits Oxford, OTaxfcen ItOttSfte 

being Vice Chancellor. 

25 Oct. Intrusion of the Bishop of Oxford as Pre- 
sident of Magdalen College. 

16 Nov. Expulsion of the Fellows &c., of Magdalen 

25 Oct. Restoration of the President and Fellows of 

Magdalen College. 

5 Nov. William, Prince of Orange lands at Torbay. 
13 Feb. Accession of William III. and Maiy II. 

7 Oct. Resignation of Bishop Ironside. 
*21 Oct. Election of OTarten 

* These dates are given slightly wrong in the body of the Work. 


1690. 15 April. Last Entry in the Convention Book. 
1091. 13 June. Thomas Kidder, Bishop of Bath and 


1694. 29 June. Death of Robert Smith (Benefactor). 
1694. 28 Dec. Death of Queen Mary. 
1702. 8 March. Death of King William III. 
170J. 14 March. George Hooper, Bishop of Bath and 


1706. 20 Jan. Death of Dr. Hody, Benefactor. 
1714. 1 Aug. Death of Queen Anne. 
Accession of King George I. 
13 Aug. The Parsonage of Esher, Surrey, bequeathed 

to the College. 
1716. 19 Feb. Will of Sir Benjamin Maddox (Benefactor) 


1719. 17 May. Death of S2Sarben Bunster, 
23 May. Admission of 

2Hatr|)am College, 







IN a work of this kind it is unnecessary to explain the 
ordinary contractions of University records, but the following 
observations must be noted. 

The letters JF. and . must be read Fellow or Fellowship, 
Scholar or Scholarship. 

|l. Probationer Fellow. 
Jf. (ft. Fellow Commoner. 
<. Commoner. 
13. Batellar. 
fBL Matriculated. 
OT.fH. Caution Money. 

Goodridge Exhibitions. Four Commoners and 
three Scholars were chosen annually to receive 

s.p. sine prole ; s.p.m. sine prole mascula. 
v.p. vita patris. 

Eegister A is the Foundationer's Register. 
B is the Commoner's Register. 
C stands for the Caution Books. 
D stands for the Bursars' Accounts. 
M stands for the Minutes in the Convention Books. 
O.H.S. refers to the publications of the Oxford Historical 

With regard to dates, it must be remembered that, accord- 
ing to the Old Style, the year began on 25th March ; so that 
for the first three months of a year a double date is often 
used : while sometimes the entries were made according to 
the Old Style, and sometimes according to the New. These 
irregularities have been carefully observed. When ? is 
attached to a date, it is a conjecture of the Editor's. 

Similarly the names of places have been printed as 
written ; sometimes strange names like Autre (i.e. Ottery), 
Sebaru (i.e. Seaburrow), have been successfully identified ; 
sometimes a conjecture is offered (with ?) ; but frequently 
the name remains obscure. It must be remembered that 
these names were taken down by a Bedell from the lips of an 
uncouth boy who pronounced in his county dialect, and often 
gave the name of a hamlet or manor as his native place, all 
trace of which has since disappeared from maps and records. 

Mabbam College, 


DOROTHY WADHAM, by her Charter of Foundation, 
dated 16 August, 1612, founded the College for 
one Warden, fifteen Fellows, fifteen Scholars, two 
Chaplains, and two Clerks, besides the necessary 

The original Members of the Foundation were : 









All these were admitted on 20 April, 1613, except Osborne 
and Smith, who were admitted the 8 June, and Nichols, who was 
admitted the 1 July. 




Robert Wright was born at St. Albans, Herts, and K. at 
Trinity College in 1574 (Hartford, pleb. fil. an. nat. 
14) : on 7 June of the same year he was elected Sj* 
being then aged 15. Having graduated B.A. 23 June, 
1580, he was elected Jf. 25 May, 1581. His subsequent 
degrees were M.A. 7 July, 1584 ; B.D. 6 April, 1592 ; 
D.D. 2 July, 1597. Rector of Woodford, Essex (15 Aug. 
1589 to 16 Nov. 1619). He became Rector of Brixton 
Deverell, Wilts, 29 Nov. 1596, and Chaplain to Queen 
Elizabeth ; Rector of Bourton on the Water, Glouc. ; 
Rector of Hayes, Middlesex, 4 April, 1601 ; Canon Re- 
sidentiary and Treasurer of Wells, 21 Dec. 1601 ; Vicar 
of Sonning, Berks, 13 June, 1604, Chaplain in Ordinary 
to King James I. On April 20, 1613, he was admitted 
First TOJartren of Wadham, but resigned 20 July, 1613. 

He afterwards held the living of Rattingdon, Essex (1619), and 
on 22 March, 1622, was consecrated Bishop of Bristol ; he was 
translated to Lichfield and Coventry in 1 632, when he resigned 
his preferment at Wells. He died at his house of Eccleshall, 
in Staffordshire in Aug. or Sep. 1643, while it was besieged by 
Sir William Breerton. Gutch says, " In one of the windows 
of the outer chapel is this inscription : 
' Kobertus Wright Sacrse Theologise 

Professor : Ecclesise Cathedralis Wellen : 

Thesaurarius Canonicus R,e 

sidentiarius, quondam Collegii 

Trinitatis Socius et Primus 

Hujus Collegii Gardianus,' 

with the arms of Wright, Party per pale, Or and Argent, on a 
chevron azure between three Boars' heads couped sable as 
many bezants, and in a scroll, ' Anno Domini, 1615 '" : which 
glass is still preserved in the College Library, but the arms 
and scroll are missing. His portrait is in the College Hall : 
for his son Calvert Wright, see 1634. 



William Smith. fH. Exeter, 23 March, 159$ (Somerset, 
pleb. fiL an. nat. 15). B.A. 15 July, 1602 ; M.A. 8 July, 
1606 ; B.D. 26 June, 1619, when "In Vesperiis Gulielmi 
Smith," the following questions were proposed. (1) An 
principum sit concilia generalia indicere ? Aff. (2) An 
proprium munus sit Papse generalibus conciliis prsesidere ? 
Neg. (3) An major sit authoritas Concilii quam scripturse ? 
Neg. D.D. 26 June 1619. Nominated as Sub- Warden 
annually by the Foundress from 1613 to 1616. On 
24 March, 16 If, he was nominated OTJattim by her. 
Rector of Fryerning, Essex, from 18 Sept. 1620 to 
9 June, 1630. In 1630 he became Vice-Chancellor of 
the University, and held the office for two successive 
years. He resigned the Wardenship 7 Sept. 1635. 

He was subsequently Rector of Tredington, Wore., to which 
he had been presented 31 May, 1629 (State Papers, Domestic, 
Vol. clxiii. 38), and Prebendary of Worcester, 23 May, 1638. 
He died 6 May, 1658, and was buried in Speechly Church 
near Worcester, with this epitaph : 

Eheu quod ipsa virtus non nescit mori. 
Gulielmi hie subtus Smythi quiescit cinis, 
Summi quern coluit Judicis expectans diem. 
Tauntonise natus, Somersettise ocello, 
Qui sacree paginae Doctor Oxonise fuit, 
Dignus per biennium Vice-Cancellarius, 
Et tui primus Socius, Tertium Caput 
(Collegiorum posthumum) Wadhamia. 
Annse hie juxta positoe deinde nuptus. 
Tredingtonensis Rector fuit Ecclesise, 
Wigornise Cathedralis Prebend arius, 
Utraque quern Fortuna, seel eundem videt. 
Quid, qui non possunt, Lector, eifundis fletus ? 
Non ilium lacrymis, quod eget, luge seclum. 

Natus 1 ad ( 1582 ) 4 Octobr 

Denatus / 1 1658 I 6 Maii. 

He was of the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton, and 
was born 4 Oct. 1582. Walker (Su/erings II. 681) says that 

B 2 

4 WARDEN WRIGHT. [1613. 

he was deprived of his preferments, and subsequently lived in 
Oriel College. His portrait hangs in the College Hall. 

John Goodridge, (Goodrigge, Goodrich). fH. Balliol 
20 Jan. 159| (Devon, pleb. fil. an. nat. 17). B.A. 
13 Feb. 160J ; M.A. (Gloucester Hall) 30 Jan. 1606, 
admitted to practise medicine 30 June, 1618. Nomi- 
nated by the Foundress as Dean in 1613, Bursar in 1614 
and 1617, and succeeded William Smith as Sub- Warden 
24 March 161f. After the death of the Foundress 
he was elected Sub- Warden 1620, 1627, 1630: Dean 
1618: Bursar 1619, 1623, 1625, 1328: Humanity 
Lecturer 1622 : Moderator of Philosophy 1626 : and 
Librarian 1621, 1629. On 20 June, 1631, having 
completed eighteen years as JF. he was " amotus virtute 
interpretationis Rev. in Xto patris Arthur! (Lake), Epi 
Bath, et Wellen. in statutum de tempore ejusmodi 
gradus." He lived in the South Crest, the whole 
furniture of which together with that of its three Studies 
he gave to the College in 1631. 

He was of the parish of Ulfculme, Devon. He subsequently 
became Gresham Professor of Rhetoric (6 Nov. 1638), and 
Warden of Lord Northampton's (Trinity) Hospital at Green- 
wich, where he died in November, 1654, bequeathing property 
to the College for the foundation of Exhibitions, &c. His Will 
is dated 25 Nov. and proved 9 Dec. 1654. The account of his 
funeral charges dated 29 Nov. 1654, is among the Wardens 
MSS., and the accounts of his estate were audited 26 Mar. 
1655. Certain questions having arisen as to the meaning of 
his Will, they were settled in the Wardenship of Ironsyde, 
30 July, 1668 ; and the following sentence is prefixed to the 
decision. " Hseres est eadein persona in jure cum defuncto et 
jure voluntatem Testatoris (? declarat) ; et tenet declaratio per 
hseredem facta quando alteris non est damnosa neque tendit ad 
proprium commodum." Further, an appeal was made in 1718 
to the " Four Wardens of the Mercers' Company in London," 
who by a clause in John Goodridge's Will, were appointed to 
determine its meaning ; and they decided that in the election 
of Exhibitioners the Warden should have two votes, and if 
thereby there was an equal number of votes, and it was not 
agreed before sunset that he should make such choice for that 
turn as he should think fit (3 Oct. 1718). His portrait is in 
the Warden's Lodgings, and in the Hall. 

1613.] WARDEN WRIGHT. 5 

Edward Brunckard (Brounker). fft. St. Edmund Hall, 
16 July, 1603 (Wilton : eq. fil. set. 14, but in the College 
Register (B) he is described as Londinensis, and placed 
4th Jf. after Pitt. B.A. 1 July, 1606 ; M.A. 3 May, 
1609 ; B.D. 14 Dec. 1618 ; D.D. 23 May, 1620. Nomi- 
nated by the Foundress as First Bursar 1613, and again 
1614, as Catechist 1613, and Sub- Warden 1617. Re- 
signed his jf. previous to the election on 30 June, 1621. 
Chaplain to the King. 

Wood (M.S.) describes him of the parish of St. Booe (i.e. 1 St. 
Miry le Bow), Middlesex. There is another Edward Brunkar 
who fft. at Gloucester Hall, 14 June, 1605 (Buckingham, pleb. 
fil. set. 15). 

John Pitt (Pytte, Pitts). flj. Magdalen Hall, 29 July, 
1603 (Somerset, pleb. fil. set. ID). B.A. 31 May, 1606; 
M.A. (Magd.) 6 May, 1609; D.D. 24 March, 1645 by 
virtue of the Chancellor's letters. Nominated by the 
Foundress first Dean 1613, and 1616, and 1617; Greek 
Reader (i.e. Humanity Lecturer) 1613 ; Catechist 1614 ; 
Bursar 1615. Subsequently elected Sub- Ward en 1619, 
1623, 1626; Bursar 1618, 1622, 1624; and Catechist 
1625. Resigned his Jf. 3 July, 1628. Elected TOatfjen 
13 April, and admitted on 25 April, 1644. On 1 Aug. 
1644, he had leave of absence till Christmas, which was 
extended on 6 Dec. to 25 April, 1645. On 30 June 
it was ordered that he should have the garden on the 
same terms as the late Warden. Having taken a pro- 
minent part in preparing the reply to Parliament, he 
was removed from the Wardenship 3 March, 164|, and 
ejected by the Visitors 13 April, 1648. For the four 
questions propounded by Order to Dr. Pitt see Burrows' 
Visitors' Register, page 11. 

He died soon after at or near lie Abbots, Somerset, where he 
was born. He was Eector of Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, 
which living was sequestered in 1645. In April 1647 he was 
appointed Eector or Prebendary of Chardstock, to be held 
with the Kectory of South Brendon, Somerset. 

Matthew Osborne. H. New College 23 March, 159f 
(Devon, pleb. fil. set. 16). B.A. 20 Feb. 160f ; M.A. 

6 WARDEN WRIGHT. [1613. 

(Oriel) 21 June, 1610; B.D. 1 Dec. 1627; Admitted 
Jf. 8 June, 1613, and placed fifth on the list. Nomi- 
nated the tirst Humanity Header 1613 ; Bursar 1613 
and 1617; Dean 1614; Catechist 1616. Subsequently 
elected Sub- Warden 1618, 1621, 1624, 1628; Dean 
1619; Bursar 1620, 1622, 1625, 1627, 1629. Humanity 
Reader 1623; Catechist 1626. On 10 July, 1613, he 
signed the stipulation for Battels on behalf of nine 
pupils. Proctor of the University, 28 April, 1620. On 
20 June, lb'31, he was "amotus," having completed 
eighteen years as JF. (see under Goodridge). 

Wood says he was of Christow, Devon. He was instituted 
Kector of Maiden Newton, Dorset, 1638 ; was sequestered but 
survived the Restoration, and was restored to his living ; but 
it was vacant in 1661 by Osborne's death, when he was suc- 
ceeded by William Huish, see 1641. The Parish Register 
contains the following entry : " Mr. Osborne, M.A., who was 
unjustly turned out by the Rumpish Triers, and afterwards 
restored by the just hand of Providence. Mr. Brumhall, his 
base and unworthy successor, put in by yt scandalous party 
and turned out by God Almighty." (Hutchins, II. 689.) 

James Harington. fH. Hart Hall 11 Oct. 1605 (Rutland, 
militis fil. set. 17). The entry is Joannes H. in the 
Matriculation Registers, but it is James in the Sub- 
scription Book. B.A. 23 April, 1608 ; M.A. 1 Feb. 16f. 
He was nominated first Bursar in 1613, and again 
1615; and was elected Catechist 1618 and Bursar 
1619. He preached the sermon in Latin at the con- 
secration of the chapel 29 April, 1613. On 20 July, 
1613, he signed the stipulation for Battels on behalf of 
four pupils. On 10 Oct. 1627, he was deprived of his 
JF* because he confessed that he was possessed of an 
annual pension of 40. He had already (26 April, 1627) 
appealed to Laud, then Bishop of Bath and Wells, the 
Visitor of the College, to determine the matter, who 
summoned the Warden and some of the Fellows to 
London ; but when they appeared, Harington was absent, 
having returned to Oxford with a Commission granted 
by the King to examine witnesses upon oath ; where- 
upon the Visitor suspended his Jf. till his cause was 



tried, for which the hearing was fixed for 10 Jan. at the 
Bishop's house at Westminster. Meanwhile in a letter 
of 10 Dec. 1627, the Visitor informs the Society that 
his statement that he had obtained the Commission with 
the Visitor's consent is " altogether untrue, and that the 
King in accordance with the Bishop's request has 
graciously recalled the Commission, and is not well 
pleased that he should be abused by an illgrounded 
petition " ; meanwhile Harington's suspension is taken 
off. When the case came to be heard Harington pleaded 
that he had received a dispensation from the Foundress 
to retain his JF, in spite of his pension, and produced 
Fellows, Pytt, Payton, Osborne, Goodridge, and Brouncker 
(Jan. 14, 16-f-|), who declared that James (Mountague), 
Bishop of Bath and Wells had signified the same to 
Warden Flemmyng by letters (which letters Harington 
seems to have accused Warden Smith of destroying) ; 
further the Foundress had nominated him Bursar after 
he acquired the property by the death of his uncle. 
Finally the Visitor decided that the presumption was in 
Harington's favour, arid restored him to his JF., but re- 
quired him to make his submission to the Warden, and 
fined him twenty marks in accordance with the request 
of the Warden and Fellows, who state that their pro- 
ceedings against Mr. Harington " have been without 
spleen," but desire that the Visitor will at any rate 
award that Harington pay the College charges, 
amounting to 23 6s. 2d. And in a letter of 30 Jan. 
16f|-, the Bishop gives his reasons for the punishment, 
and gently suggests that documents of importance should 
be more carefully preserved. On 22 Feb. 16f|-, the Warden 
notifies the Visitor that Harington is still obstinate, and 
on 31 March, 1628, the Warden notifies the Visitor that 
Harington still refuses to make the required submission, 
and is uttering threats against the Visitor; this was 
followed by a letter of apology from Harington (1 April) 
with promise of submission, but on 16 April the Warden 
writes again that Harington has not satisfactorily com- 
plied with the Visitor's orders, and encloses the evidence 
of Goodridge and Escott as to Harington's violent 
language. On 21 April Harington again wrote to the 
Visitor to obtain a remission of a part of his penalty. 

8 WARDEN WRIGHT. [1613. 

(State Papers, Domestic. Sub anno.) Harington how- 
ever appears to have persisted in reviling the Fellows 
generally, and the Warden in particular, so that on 

1 Aug. 1629, he was deprived of all the advantages of 
his jK for six months. On 12 July, 1631, he was 
" amotus " having completed his eighteen years. 

It appears from a MS. in the College of Arms tliat he was 
fourth son of Sir James Harington of Bidlington, Rutland. 
His brother, Sir Edward Harington married Margery, daughter 
and coheiress of John D'Oyley of Merton, Oxon. ; while her 
sister Ann married Sir Thomas Gower of Stittenham, for 
whose son "Tom" see the Fellow Commoners of 1616, where 
there is a reference to your "unkell Harrington." He was 
still unmarried in 1634. 

Henry Ancktill (Ancketyll). fH. University College, 
8 Nov. 1605 (Dorcestr. arm. fil. set. 17). B.A. (University) 
19 June, 1609; M.A. 10 July, 1612; created D.D. 
16 Jan. 1642 (in Wood's MSS. the name appears as 
Amptill). Nominated first Catechist 1613, and also 
Bursar 1613 and 1616, to which office he was again 
elected 1620. On 15 July, 1613, he signed the 
stipulation for Battels on behalf of four pupils. On 

2 Dec. 1617, he obtained the Foundress' permission to 
travel for three years, and enjoy all the benefits of his 
Jf. He resigned his Jf. 14 Dec. 1621, and before 1623 
married Jane, daughter of Thomas Hussey of Shapwick 

He was third son of Christopher Anketill of East Aimer and 
Stour Provost ; and was baptised at St. James, Shaftesbury, 
17 March, 1587. Rector of Mells, Somerset, and Prebendary 
of Wells, 13 April, 1639. He took a prominent part in the 
Civil War ; was Governor of Corfe Castle for the king, and 
was known among the Roundheads as " Colonel Anketell, the 
Priest and malignant Doctor." He is said to have died 
before the Restoration. He appears to have been in some 
points the original of Dr. Rochecliffe in Scott's Woodstock. 

Daniel Estcot. fH. Exeter 14 Oct. 1608 (Devon, pleb. fil. 
set. 18). BA. (Exeter) 4 Nov. 1611 ; M.A. (Wadham) 
5 July, 1614 ; created D.D. 31 Aug. 1636. Nominated 

1613.] WARDEN WRIGHT. 9 

first Sub-Dean 1613; Moderator of Philosophy 1613 
and 1617; Dean 1615; and Bursar 1616. After the 
death of the Foundress elected Bursar 1618, 1621, 1623, 
1626, 1628, 1630, 1632, and 1633. Humanity Lecturer 
1619 ; Sub- Warden 1622, 1625, 1629, 1631 ; and Li- 
brarian 1624 and 1627. He was "amotus" 14 July, 
1634, having completed eighteen years from his M.A., 
but elected fflJattiCU on 7 July, 1635, when he gave 
up his Chamber, the third Upper Chamber from the 
Chapel, otherwise Foundresse Chamber. He died April, 
1644, and was buried in the East End of the Inner 
Chapel on the 12th of the same month. His Will, 
dated 7 April with codicil dated 9 April, 1644, was 
proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 17 July, 
1646. He served as Proctor in 1624; "for the election 
of which Proctors was the greatest canvas (as 'twas 
thought) in the memory of man." There were four 
candidates, and Estcot headed the poll (which was kept 
open till after nine at night), with 255 votes (see Wood's 
Fasti I. 414). 

He was of the parish of Sampford Peverell, Devon. 

Humphrey Sydenham. fflL Exeter College, Lent Term, 
1606 : Somerset, according to Wood, but no record 
is found. B.A. (Exeter) 24 Jan. 16}-?; M.A. 3 Dec. 
1613. He was the first person who took his M.A. from 
Wadham College. Incorporated M.A. of Cambridge, 
1625. Elected Catechist 1620 and 1621; Librarian 
1623; and Moderator of Philosophy 1624. On 20 July, 
1613, he signed the stipulation for Battels for one pupil. 
On 22 March, 1618, he had incurred " scandalosam 
excommunicationem," and was punished accordingly. 
He resigned his Jf. 3 July, 1628. 

He was son of Humphrey Sydenham and Jane Champneys ; 
born at Dulverton. Ordained Priest in 1621, and presented to 
the Vicarage of Ashbrittle, Somerset, 1627, and to the Vicarage 
of Pucklington, Somerset, 1630. He was Chaplain to Lord 
Howard of Escrick ; Hector of Odcombe (Dec. 1644) ; and 
Prebendary of Wedmore Tertia in Wells Cathedral. He was 
deprived of his livings by the Parliamentary Commissioners 
for Somersetshire ; and died in Somersetshire about 1650, and 

10 WARDEN WRIGHT. [1613. 

was buried at Dulverton. " He was a person of a quaint and 
curious stile, better at practical than at School Divinity, and 
was so eloquent and fluent a preacher, that he was commonly 
called silver-tongued Sydenham." He was the author of three 
volumes of sermons, published respectively in 1627, 1630, and 

Richard Puleston. ffl. Hart Hall 16 Oct. 1607 (Oxon. 
gen. fil. set. 16). B.A. 28 Jan. 16-H- ; M.A. 3 Dec. 1613 ; 
B.D. 28 Nov. 1620; D.D. 4 July, 1627. Nominated 
Moderator of Philosophy 1614, and Humanity Lecturer 
1616. He signed the stipulation for Battels on behalf of 
two pupils on 20 July, 1613. Resigned his JF, on 
3 June, 1619, when he is described as "promotus ad 

He was born at Bircote, in the parish of Dorchester, Oxon. 

Father of Hamlet Puleston, 1647. 

" He was a learned D.D. and parson of Abbots Worthy, Hants." 


Francis Strode, ffl. Broadgate Hall 30 Oct, 1607 (Devon, 
gen. fil. set 18). B.A. 25 Jan. 16jf ; M.A. 5 July, 
1614. Nominated by the Foundress Sub-Dean 1613 ; 
Humanity Lecturer 1614; and Catechist 1615. In 1624 
he was elected Bursar; Dean 1625; Moderator of 
Philosophy 1627. He signed the stipulation for Battels 
on behalf of one pupil 24 July, 1613. On 8 Dec. 1628, 
he resigned his JF, 

" He was of Taunton, Somerset." (Wood.) 

One Francis Strode was Vicar of Bishops Teignton, 16 Feb. 

1627, and Vicar of Ideford, Devon, 1628, till 1674. 

Ralph Flexney. ft. Oriel 6 Oct. 1607 (Oxon. gen. fil. set. 
19). B.A. 21 Jan. 16f? ; M.A. 3 Dec. 1613. Nominated 
Moderator of Philosophy 1615 ; and Catechist 1617 ; and 
elected Librarian 1618; and Dean 1620. He signed the 
stipulation for the payment of Battels on behalf of one 
pupil 24 July, 1613. No notice exists of his vacating his 
$., but he gave up his rooms (in Foundress Chamber, 
the third Upper Chamber from the Chapel) in 1623, 
when T. Porter appears to have been elected in his place. 

He was son of Thomas Flexney, and was baptised at St. 
Michael's, Oxford, 7 Nov. 1587. 

1613.] WARDEN WRIGHT. 11 

Thomas Harris. fft. Exeter 14 Dec. 1610 (Oxon. pleb. fil. 
set. 16). B.A. 4 May, 1612. Although the stipulation 
for the payment of Battels is found in his hand, he does 
not appear to have had any pupils. He was nominated 
to his Jf. by the City of Oxford, in accordance with a 
stipulation made in the agreement by which the city sold 
the site of Augustine Friars to the Foundress. He died 
and was buried in the north part of the outward Chapel 
near his monument 5 June, 1614 (Carfax Register notes 
his burial on 2 June). He has a marble monument on 
the North Wall of the Ante-Chapel. "Epitaphium 
doctissimi religiosissimique juvenis Thoma3 Harris 
Artium Baccalaurei et hujus Coll. Socii inter primos ab 
ipso conditore electi." 

" Hsec juvenem tenet urna brevis qui tempore vitse 

Tarn bene percurrit, quam cito ; dignus erat, 
Inter nos vixisse diu, nisi quod mage dignus 
Inter felices vivere Ccelicolas. 
Obiit 5 Junii, 1614." 

The Foundress in a letter of 27 June, 1614, recom- 
mending Huish to succeed to Harris's jf. remarks on 
" his death which (if it had pleased God) for the good I 
have heard of him I could have wished otherwise." 

Son of Thomas Harrys, of Carfax parish, i.e., St. Martins, 
Oxford. Ayloff says, " son of Francis Harris, a Vintner ; " 
but it is to be noted that Thomas Harris was Mayor of Oxford 
when the Foundation stone was laid in 1610. 

William Payton. M. Trinity 16 Oct. 1607 (Gloucestr. 
pleb. fil. set. 18). B.A. 17 Feb. 16H; M.A. 5 July, 
1614; B.D. 2 June, 1627. Nominated Humanity 
Lecturer 1615 ; Moderator of Philosophy 1616. Elected 
Bursar 1621, 1629 ; Catechist 1619 ; Librarian 1622, 
1628, 1630; Humanity Lecturer 1624, 1631. On 
2 Aug. 1613 he signed the stipulation for Battels on 
behalf of one pupil. He first lived in the fourth Upper 
Chamber from the Hall which he gave over to Mr. 
Boswell; subsequently in the fourth Upper Chamber 
from the Chapel in which he was succeeded by Mr. 
Warren. At the Visitation of 17 July, 1633, he was 
removed from amons' the five Seniors " till the Warden 

12 WARDEN WRIGHT. [1613. 

restore him " ; and on 19 Nov. 1633, he resigned his Jf. 
He appears to have held the Vicarage of Southrop with 
his $., for there is a note in the Chamber Book, " of all 
such things as were given by him unto the College for 
the use of the Vicar's successors at his Vicarage of 
Southrop, 13 April, 1632." On 4 Feb. 1632, he was ad- 
mitted to the Kectory of Frier ning, and probably held it 
till the next recorded appointment in 1657. 

Said to have been " of Henton (? Hempton) Glouc. 

John Swaddell. Somerset. No H. or admission is found, 
and he was riot a graduate at the time of his nomination 
to a JF, B.A. 2 July, 1616. M.A. 24 April, 1619. 
Resigned his Jf. previous to 30 June, 1617, having 
never held any College office, and was succeeded by 

He was of Puddimore (Podimore) Milton. Hester, daughter 
of Dr. Philip Bisse, the donor of the Library, married a 


Thomas Randolph. M.A. of Cambridge, incorporated at 
Oxford, 10 July, 1610. He was admitted Chaplain at 
the opening of the College, 20 April, 1613; but had 
ceased to be Chaplain before 17 June, 1617. 

Thomas Randolph of Pulham, Norfolk, son of Robert Randolph, 
yeoman, admitted Scholar of Cains College, Cambridge, 14 June, 
1603, aged fifteen, having been at school at Pulham and 
Moulton. B.A. 160f. M.A. 1610. He ceased to be Scholar 
in 1611. When M.A. he was admitted JF.C. of Cains 29 Nov. 
1611, aged twenty-four. He became a jF. 1613, but vacated his 
JF. 1621. From Michaelmas 1614 to Midsummer 1616 he was 
Rhetoric and Greek Reader successively. 

Gilbert Stokes (Stoakes). fH. Hart Hall 22 Nov. 1605 
(Devon, gen. til. set. 19). B.A. 19 Nov. 1608. M.A. 
28 May, 1611. He was created B.D. 23 June, 1646 
(with two others who preached before King Charles I.), 
" non fuit concionator sed omnia exercitia gradui requi- 




sita paravit." He was admitted Chaplain at the opening 
of the College 20 April, 1613, and Wood says that he 
was Junior Chaplain, which agrees with the Register of 
admissions to the Foundation. On 9 Aug. 1615, the 
Foundress directed the Fellows to admit him to their 
table. He remained Chaplain till the Visitation of the 
Parliamentary Commissioners in 1648, when his answer 
was : " I doe submitt to the authoritie of the high Court 
of Parliament in this Visitation." He died 16 Oct. 
1654, aged 71, and was buried in the College Chapel, 
where there was a stone, " Gilbert Stokes, S. T. P. ob. 
16 Oct. 1654. 

Rector of Chilton Cantlow, in the diocese of Wells. Wood 
says of him that he was " an indefatigable student in philo- 
sophy and theology, and a continual disputant even to the last 
among the Juniors in the time of Lent" (Fasti, II. 92), also, 
" he had written much but published nothing ; he left behind 
him a book in Latin on the Eucharist." 


Nicholas Brewen (Bruen). M. 28 June, 1616 (Nicolas 
Bruden, Dorcestr. gen. fil. set. 20). B,A. 2 July, 1616. 
M.A. 4 May, 1619. Elected jf. 7 Nov. 1617 vice 
Flavell ; he held no College offices. On 13 May, 1620, 
he had leave to travel for three years, from the 27th of 
the same month, provided that he did not visit Rome. 
He resigned his Jf. 25 March, 1625. 

Probably third son of Henry Brun of Athelhampton described 
in Visitation of 1623 as tl cselebs : " but Wood says that he was 
of Puddletown, Devon. 

Robert Ellis. Devon: B.A. 25 Feb. 16-J-f-. He never 
had a grace for M.A., and his S. was filled up on 
30 June, 1620. 

Amias Hext. Subscribed the XXXIX Articles together 
with fifty others (nearly all whom are known to 
have been Members of Wadham), 3 June, 1614. B.A. 

14 WARDEN WRIGHT. [1613. 

25 Feb. 16-J-?. M.A. 7 July, 1619. B.D. 26 March, 
1628. Nominated ^. by the Foundress 23 Dec. 1617, 
< and admitted $. 30 June, 1618, vice Swaddell. 
Nominated Sub-Dean 1617. Elected Moderator of 
Philosophy 1618 ; Librarian 1619 ; Humanity Lecturer 
1620, 1621, 1625 ; Dean 1622, 1623 ; Catechist 1624, 
1.627, 1628; and Bursar in 1626. He resigned his dF. 
30 June, 1631. 

He was of Netherton, in the parish of Higham, Somerset. 
Rector of Bab Gary, Somerset, and one of the sufferers in the 
great Rebellion. Sir Edward Hext was among the " overseers " 
of the Founder's Will. 

John Woollcy. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614 
B.A. 25 Feb. 16ff M.A. (St. Alb. Hall) 11 Dec. 1619 
His , was filled up on 4 May, 1620. 

William Arnold. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614 
(Dorcestr.) of Blandford. B.A. 25 Feb. 16jf M.A. 
1 July, 1620. On 8 Dec. 1617, the Foundress directed 
that "my servant Arnold's kinsmen be the two next 
Fellows," in virtue of which letters he was admitted full 
JF. 30 June, 1621, after a year's probation, apparently 
vice Brunckard. Elected Sub-Dean 1620 ; Librarian 
1626, 1638, 1(539 (pt) ; Humanity Lecturer 1627, 1628, 
1629, 1630, 1637; Bursar 1631, 1633; Sub- Warden 
1632, 1634. On 19 Dec. 1638, he had leave to travel 
for twenty months, and appears to have resigned his Jf. 
by 3 July, 1640, when a new Librarian was elected in 
his place. On 4 June, 1619, he was punished "quia 
pernoctavit in oppido." 

Robert Arnold. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 
(Dorcestr.) of Clifton. B.A. 25 Feb. 16|f M.A. 24 May, 
1620. In virtue of the Foundress' letters (see under 
William Arnold), he was admitted Jf. 30 June, 1619. 
"Elected Sub-Dean 1618, 1619 ; Moderator of Philosophy 
1620, 1621, 1630; Librarian 1631. At the Visitation 
17 July, 1633, he was removed from the five Seniors 
"quia male et factiose se gessit." He died June, 1635, 

1613.] WARDEN WRIGHT. 15 

and was buried in the north part of the Outer Chapel 
on 24 June. 

There appears to have been another Robert Arnold, Chaplain, 
slightly senior to this Robert Arnold. 

Walter Stonehouse. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 
B.A. 25 Feb. 16^4. M.A. (Magd.) 11 Dec. 1619. B.D. 
16 April, 1629. His wa rilled up after his resignation 
13 Aug. 1617. He was presented by the University to 
a Rectory in the diocese of Canterbury, 7 March, 1630, 
but resigned in the following year. (Wood.) 

William Boswell. Subscribed the Articles 4 Nov. 1614 
(Oxon.). At the admission of the first Scholars on 
20 April, 1613, "propter aetatem nondum adultam 
dispensatum fuit." B.A. 25 Feb. 16|f M.A. 1 July, 
1620. B.C.L. 20 June, 1630. D.C.L. 30 June, 
1630. He was admitted actual Jf. 30 June, 1622. 
Elected Moderator of Philosophy 1622, 1623; Dean 
1624, 1626 ; and again on Drake's death in the beginning 
of Lent 16ff; Librarian 1625; Bursar 1630, 1635; 
Sub- Warden 1636. He resigned his Jf. 29 March, 1639. 
Dr. Boswell occupied Middle Hall Chamber 24 March, 
1646, and also the " Comicall Chamber" (which would 
appear to be the same as " the neather half chamber next 
the Hall "), and also the Manciple's Chamber : and a 
Dr. Bosvill appears to be still holding Rooms in College 
in 1653. 

He was the son of Alderman William Boswell of All Saints, 
Oxford. He was an advocate in the Court of Arches. Wood 
says that " he was a learned civilian, afterwards High Sheriff 
of Oxfordshire (about 1652) ; dying unmarried 5 April, 1678, 
he was buried in All Saints Church, Oxford, near the grave 
of his father. Alderman Boswell's flagon (over 40 oz.) was 
among the plate sacrificed to the Royal Cause, 26 Jan. 164. 

John Willis. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614 
(Somerset.). He had his grace for B.A. 7 Feb. 16ff, 
and graduated 25 Feb., though his name is not found in 
Wood's list of B.A/s for that day ; his name is found 
among the determinant B.A.'s of 1616-17. M.A. 7 July, 

16 WARDEN WRIGHT. [1613. 

1620. His . was filled up on 4 May, 1620. Wadham 
- College presented for the first time to the Vicarage of 
Hockleigh, Essex, on 24 Sept. 1619, John Willis. He 
was subsequently (1630) presented to the Vicarage of 
Ingatstone, Essex, by William Smith, S. T. P. patron 
pro hac vice, from which living he was ejected for non- 
conformity in 1662. 

John Flavell. IB. Trin. Coll. 26 June, 1610. (Somerset, 
fil. ministri Verbi Dei, set. 19). B.A. 28 June, 1614. 
M.A. 23 June, 1617. Recommended by the Foundress 
as ^J. 24 March, 16^f on the election of Smith to the 
Wardenship, and admitted actual JF, 30 June, 1617. 
Nominated Sub-Dean 1615 and 1616. In the College 
MSS. he is stated to have been buried in the north part 
of the Outer Chapel in October (day not given) 1617. 

Wood says that "he was aged 14, and a native of Bishop's 
Lyddiard." " John Flavell soon became the forwardest youth 
in that house (i.e. Trinity College), for his quick and smart 
disputations in logic and philosophy. The Foundress having 
been often told of the pregnancy of his parts made him one 
of the first scholars. He made himself very useful among the 
Juniors hy his frequent reading of logic lectures, and presiding 
in philosophical disputations in the public refectory. He was 
esteemed a good Greek and Latin poet, and was Senior of the 
Act in 1617, and was chosen Public Professor of Grammar in 
the University, in which faculty he was excellent, and took 
great delight. He died in the flower of his youth on 10 Nov. 
1617." Wood, Ath. 0. II. p. 207. He was the author of 
Tractatus de Demonstratione, methodicus et polemicus. Edited 
after his death by Alex. Huish, 1619. 

Richard Tapper. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 
(Devon.). B.A. 28 June, 1614. M.A. 23 June, 1617. 
In a letter of the 27 June, 1614, the Foundress recom- 
mends Huish for the vacant Jp, in preference to Flavell 
or Tapper ; and he was never elected Jf., but remained 
S till 30 June, 1629, when he resigned, having ap- 
parently retained his rooms in College in the North Bay 
(the present Warden s Lodgings) till 1627 or 1628. 

1613.] WARDEN WRIGHT. 17 

Alexander Huish (Hewis). Subscribed the Articles 
23 April. 1613, having been admitted to his . on 
20 April (Somerset). B.A. (the first from Wadham 
College) 10 Feb. 16}f (Wood says, of Magdalen Hall; 
of which he was originally a Batellar or Commoner). 
M.A. 17 Dec. 1616. KD. 2 June, 1627. On the first 
vacancy among the Fellows he was recommended for 
election by the Foundress, 27 June, 1614, and was 
admitted actual Jf. 30 June, 1615. Nominated Sub- 
Dean in 1614, and Humanity Lecturer 1617 ; Elected 
Humanity Lecturer 1618 ; Moderator of Philosophy 
1619 ; Librarian 1620 ; Dean 1621 ; Catechist 1622, 
1623 ; Bursar 1627. He resigned his Jf. 28 June, 

He was of the parish of St. Cuthbert in Wells ; Prebendary of 
Wedniore Secunda, 26 Oct. 1627, Rector of Beckington, Somer- 
set. (1628), and of Hornblotton, Somerset. (Feb. 1638). In the 
Chancel at Beckington on a flat stone is this inscription, "Sub hoc 
saxo reconditum jacet corpus Alexandri Huish hujus Ecclesiso 
olim Rectoris qui obiit decimo quinto die Aprilis MDCLXVIII." 
He was one of the editors of the Polyglott Bible, and esteemed 
one of the most considerable men in Europe in all parts of 
learning, especially the knowledge of the Oriental languages- 
He was a great sufferer by the Rebellion (Collinson's Somerset, 
II. 201). Wood adds that "after the Restoration he was 
restored to what he had before, and on 12 Sept. 1660 was 
collated to the Prebend of White Lackington in Wells 
Cathedral. He was a person well read in the Fathers, a noted 
critic, a good linguist, and a solid and sober divine. At length 
having lived beyond the age of man, and done extraordinary 
benefit for the common good, he died about April, 1668." 
Besides assisting in editing the Polyglott Bible he was the 
author of Lectures on the Lord's Prayer, London, 1636, and 
edited the posthumous work of his Wadham contemporary, 
John Flavell, 1619. 

George Hill. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614 
(Somerset.). At the admission of the first Scholars 
20 April, 1613, "propter setatem nondum adultam dis- 
pensatum fuit." B.A. 23 May, 1617. His . was filled 
up in accordance with the Statutes, 30 June, 1620, being 
the first vacancy not controlled by nomination of the 


18 WARDEN WRIGHT. [1613. 

Foundress, which continued to take effect for some years 
after her death. 

William Potter. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614 
(Oxon.). At the admission of the first Scholars, 
20 April, 1613, " propter setatem nondum adultam dis- 
pensatum fait." He was one of the two townsmen 
nominated by the City of Oxford in accordance with 
their agreement (see under Thomas Harris). Ayloff 
says that he was " son of a mercer." B.A. 25 Feb. 16^f . 
MA. 1 July, 1620. He was "amotus" from his . 
30 June, 1629, "for being absent from College a month 
too long without leave." 

Probably son of William Potter, alderman of Oxford in 1634. 

Isaac Smith. He was admitted S* 8 June, 1613 (Oxon. 
set. 14), being one of the two townsmen nominated by 
the City of Oxford in accordance with their agreement 
(see under Thomas Harris). Ayloff says that he was 
" son of a Taylor." He subscribed the Articles 3 June, 
1614. B.A. 23 May, 1617. M.A. 6 July, 1620. 
On 4 June, 1619, Doniinus Smith was punished " quia 
pernoctavit in oppido." His g* was filled up 30 June, 

Perhaps the son of Oliver Smith, alderman of Oxford in 1634. 


Alexander Gill. Admitted Clerk (Clericus) of Wadham 
20 April, 1613. fH. at Trinity College 26 June, 1612 
(Londin. pleb. fil. set. 15). He was son of Alexander 
Gill (M.A. of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1589..), High 
Master of St. Paul's School, where he was educated, 
and whence he received an Exhibition, 1612. BA. 
(Wadham) 26 Feb. 1615. MA. (Trinity) 9 Nov. 1619. 
B.D. 27 June, 1627. D.D. 9 March, 1636. 

At Michaelmas, 1621, lie became Under Usher of St. Paul's 
School under his father, which post he held till Michaelmas, 
1628, in which year he was involved in considerable trouble in 
consequence of reckless expressions with regard to the King and 




the Duke of Buckingham (see Wood's Ath. Ox. III. 42, and 
State Papers, Domestic, cxvi. &c.), and was condemned to de- 
gradation and severe punishment by the Star Chamber. This 
however he escaped at the supplication of his father, and on 
his father's death, he was elected High Master of St. Paul's 
School, 18 Nov. 1635. In 1640 he was removed from his post 
for excessive severity, and shortly afterwards died in 1642, and 
was buried at St. Botolph without Aldersgate. He was author 
of Arithmeticorum 'Avdp-vrjais ; Panthea, a Song of Victory upon 
the pi'oceedings and success of the Wars undertaken by the 
most puissant King of Sweden. London, 1632 ; ElprjviKov ; 
Ilapepya ; and some MSS. verses. 

William Nichols (Nicoles). Admitted Clerk (Clericus) 
1 July, 1613. (Somerset.). Subscribed the Articles 
3 June, 1614. 

c 2 



John Flemmyng. |H. Exeter 22 Feb. 159f (Cornub. gen. 
fil. set. 18), son of Nicholas Flemmyng of Llandithy in 
Madron (Visitation 1620). B.A. 12 July, 1598. M.A. 
17 May, 1601. B.D. 14 Nov. 1611. D.D. 9 Nov. 1613. 
Elected Jf. of Exeter 30 June, and admitted 4 July, 
1595. He was elected Junior Proctor 26 April, 1609. 
Resigned his Jf. 27 June, 1613. On 2 Sept. 1613, John 
Flemmyng " nominatus, desi^natus et constitutu's Gardi- 
anus per litteras Fundatricis " was admitted (QSiatfJen on 
the resignation of Robert Wright. Chaplain to the King. 
He died 16 March, 16^, and was buried in the Inner 
Chapel near the Communion Table 26 March, 1617. 

Robert Arnold. Probably R.A. who fH. New 9 July, 1610 
(fil. min. verb. Dei. set. 18). B.A. (Wadham) 10 Nov. 1614. 
M.A. 23 June, 1617. When his grace for M.A. was 
granted (18 June), it is stated that he was (KfjaplatU; he 
must not be confounded with Robert Arnold the Scholar, 
who was his junior by two or three years. He probably 
succeeded Randolph in the Chaplaincy ; perhaps in con- 
sequence of prolonged absence, for on 23 May, 1616, the 
Foundress writes, " whereas the Chapleyne's place is 
paineful and troublesome beyond others, when one is 
absent the whole allowance of both shall be due to the 
one present." He appears to have ceased to be Chaplain 
by 1620, and to have been succeeded by Timothy Basil. 

Robert Petre. Admitted at Wadham JfM. (Commensalis 
supremse mensse) 1613. i!H. Exeter, 5 Feb. 1612 (Essex. 
mil. fil. set. 13). 

Son and heir of William Lord Petre of Writtle, and therefore 
great-nephew of the Foundress. He succeeded his father in 
the title, May, 1637 : died 23 Oct. 1638, and was buried at 


William Petre. Admitted $.<&. at Wadham, 1613. ffl. 
Exeter 5 Feb. 1612 (Essex, mil. fil. set. 10). " Ye two 
Petere's tankerdes " given by them as Fellow Commoners 
were sacrificed to the Royal Cause 26 Jan. 164f ; they 
weighed 40^ oz. 

Brother of the above, being second of the seven sons of William 
Lord Petre. Born at West Horndon, 1602 ; afterwards went to 
Inns of Court and travelled ; succeeded his father in the estate 
of Stanford Kivers ; died 15 Jan. 1677, aged 75 ; buried at 
Stanford Rivers. He translated Ribadeneira's Lives of the 
Saints out of Spanish. (Morant, II. 154, Wood, Ath. III. 

John Markham. Pupil of James Harington 20 July, 
1613. JF.<&. 1613. ffi. Magdalen Hall 2 Dec. 1612 
(Northants. mil. fil. ast. 13). " Markham's Pott" (15J oz.) 
was among the plate sacrificed in 1642. 

Eldest son of Sir Anthony Markham of Sedgebrook, Line., by 
Bridget, daughter of Sir James Harington of Ridlington, 
brother of Robert Markham, 1618. 

Robert Browne. Pupil of Matthew Osborne, 10 July, 
1613. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. dF.itf. 
1613. " Browne's Pott " (16^ oz.) was among the plate 
sacrificed in 1642. 

Probably second son of Sir Robert Browne of Walcot, 
Northants, who married Elizabeth, daughter of John Doyley 
of Chiselhampton, Oxon. ; he succeeded his nephew as Baronet 
1635, and died unmarried subsequent to 1647, when the title 
became extinct. 

Edward Bisse. Admitted JF.OL 1613 (Somerset.). He 
subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. A Bisse of 
Wadham graduated B.A. 2 July, 1616, but it was 
probably his next brother Upton. 

He was son of Edward Bisse of Spargrove, by Elizabeth, 
daughter of Geoffrey Upton of Warminster, and widow of 
William Strode of Shepton Mallett. He is said to have been 
admitted to the Middle Temple 10 March, 1608, and was 
subsequently a Colonel in the King's army ; he died 1 644. 


Anthony Hunt. Pupil of Henry Anketill, 15 July, 1613. 
There is a Hunt of Wadham among the determining 
Bachelors of 1626-27, but it can hardly have been 
this man. " Hunt's tankerde " (18 J oz.) was among the 
plate sacrificed in 1642. 

Thomas Beaumont. Jf.(&. 1613. Subscribed the Articles 
23 April, 1613. 

Possibly third son of Sir Thomas Beaumont of Stoughton 
(Vis. 1623). 

Knollys. Jf.<&. 1613. 

Possibly William Knollys of Queen's, who fflL 1 July, 1608 
(Bercher. mil. fil. set. 13.). 

John Salisbury. JfM. 1613. B.D. (Wadham) 12 Dec. 
1615. Either John Salisbury fft. Oriel 19 Oct. 1599 
(Denbigh, gen. fil. set. 18). B.A. 29 April, 1602. M.A. 
25 May, 1606, being then in Orders ; or John Salisbury 
M. University 30 April, 1601 (Devon, pleb. fil. set. 15). 
B A. 30 Jan. 160 MA. 6 July, 1610. 

John Mountpesson (Mompesson). Pupil of Henry 
Anketill 15 July, 1613. JfM. 1613. John Mount- 
pesson New, M. 31 Oct. 1606, of Wilts (gen. fil. set. 
19). B.A. (New) 4 April, 1610. M.A. (Wadham) 
5 July, 1614. 

Probably son of Thomas Mountpesson of Little Bathampton ; 
subsequently in Orders (Hoare's Wilts, I. ii. 219). 

Henry Masy (Made). JfM. 1613. Henry Masy, iH. 

Broadgate Hall, 11 July, 1606 (Devon, pleb. fiL get. 

17). M.A. (Wadham) 5 July, 1614, being then in 

Orders. " Masye's Bowl " (13 oz.) was among the plate 

sacrificed in 164f. 

No record of his B.A. is found. Probably the father of Henry 
and John Masye, 1632 ; if so, Rector of Templecombe, in- 
stituted either 17 Feb. 1613, or 22 Nov. 1622 : resigned before 
9 July, 1636. 

John Lenn. Pupil of Richard Puleston 20 July, 1613. 
( . 1613. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 

1613.] WARDEN FLEMM YNG. 23 

Upton Bisse. OL (Somerset.) 1613. Subscribed the 
Articles 3 June, 1614. B.A. 2 July, 1616. M.A. 29 Jan. 

16; V- 

Son of Edward Bisse of Spargrove, by Elizabeth., daughter of 
Geoffrey Upton of Warminster, and widow of William Strode 
of Shepton Mallett, brother of Edward Bisse (above). Rector 
of Almsford, Somerset, 27 'Dec. 1620, was living in 1659 ; but 
probably died before 8 Nov. 1660, when there was a fresh 
institution to Almsford. 

Philip Bisse. <B. (Somerset.) 1613. Subscribed the 
Articles 3 June, 1614. B.A. 5 July, 1619. 

Brother of the above Upton Bisse. Admitted to the Middle 
Temple 12 Oct. 1620, and was still living 5 Jan. 165f . 

Thomas Sainthill (Seynthill). Pupil of Matthew Osborne 
10 July, 1613. 4L (Devon.) 1613. Subscribed the 
Articles 3 June, 1614. B.A. (Corpus) 4 July, 1618. 
M.A. 1 March, 16|4. He was dispensed from the 
" circuitus " for MA. 18 March, 16fJ, "propter solemni- 
tatem diei (17 March was 2nd Sunday in Lent) et alia 
privata negotia illud officium commode prsestare non 
potuit." Clark Reg. (O.H.S.) II. Pt. 1, p. 46. B.D. 
(Corpus) 24 July, 1630. 

Apparently second son of Peter Sainthill of Bradninch, born 
1600. He appears as third son in the Visitation. One Mr. 
Sainthill was among the Commissioners for Devonshire who 
met the Prince of Wales at Bridge water in 1645. 

Thomas Wood. <. (Eborac.) 1613. Subscribed the 
Articles 3 June, 1614. B.A. (eq. aur. fil.) 25 Feb. 16ff- 
(probably Senior of the Act). M.A. 9 Nov. 1619 (but 
he incepted "of Exeter" 1620). John Wood (otherwise 
unknown) occurs as pupil of Humphrey Sydenham 
20 July, 1613. 

James Forte (Fort). (&. 1613 (Somerset.). Subscribed 
the Articles 3 June, 1614. 

James Forte, son and heir of Thomas Forte of Curry Rivell, 
was aged 28 in 1623. 


Peter Ball. Pupil of Matthew Osborne 10 June, 1613. 
(ft. 1613. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 

Peter Ball of Devon was knighted by the king at Oxford, 
7 Oct. 1643. On 19 Feb. 1643, Peter Ball, Solicitor General to 
the Queen, was created D.C.L. Sir Peter Ball was among the 
Commissioners for Devonshire who met the Prince of Wales at 
Bridgewater in 1645. 

Richard Collyer. (ft. 1613. Subscribed the Articles 

(Colier) 3 June, 1614. 

Cornelius Surges. OL 1613. B.A. 5 July, 1615. M.A. 
(Lincoln) 19 April, 1618. B.D. 16 June, 1627. D.D. 
16 June, 1627. Incorporated D.D. of Cambridge 1647. 

Said to be one of the Barges of, Somerset. Vicar of 
Watford 21 Dec. 1613 and on 16 Jan. 1625, he received a dispen- 
sation to retain this with the Rectory of St. Magnus the Martyr. 
Chaplain in Ordinary to King Charles I. Resigned St. Magnus 
16 July, 1641, and gave up the keys of Watford 6 Feb. 1644. 
In the beginning of the Long Parliament he was appointed by 
the Lords one of "the Sub-Committee to settle Religion ; " he 
was Assessor to the Assembly of Divines, and Chaplain to Essex' 
Regiment. Lecturer at St. Paul's Cathedral, Dec. 1643. 
During the Puritan ascendency he purchased " good store of 
Church lands, especially belonging to the Church of Wells," 
among the rest the deanery at Wells ; of all which he was de- 
prived after the Restoration, and became ' so poor that he had 
not bread to eat." (Hearne, 28 Nov. 1705). Buried at Watford 
9 June, 1665. Wood (A.O. III. 681, &c.), regards him as "a 
zealous Covenanter." Author of many controversial works and 
sermons, including one in defence of the purchase of Church 

Toldervay. (ft. 1613. Possibly John Tolderberry, m. 
Balliol 15 Oct. 1619 (Hertford, pleb. fil. set. 16). John 
Toldervey, B.A. (Balliol), 28 Feb. 1621. 

Thomas Porter. (ft. 1613. Subscribed the Articles 
3 June, 1614. On 6 April, 1614, he was recommended 
for .JJ* by the Foundress, being grandson of the Bishop 
of Exeter, and elected on 24 March, 1616, on the vacancy 


created by Flavell's succession to Warden Smith's Fellow- 
ship. B.A. 27 Nov. 1617. M.A. 1 July, 1620. Admitted 
full Jf. 30 June, 1624 ; resigned 30 June, 1626, having 
never held any office in College. 

Peter Bolt. 4T. 1613 (Devon.). |H. 24 Oct. 1615 (Devon. 

gen. fil. set. 19). 

"Thomas Bolt my servant" is mentioned in the Foundress' 

Hugh Potter. OL 1613 (Devon.). 

Probably son and heir of Tobias Potter of Iddesley (Visitation 

Robert Stanton. OL 1613. Subscribed the Articles 
3 June, 1614. 

Thomas Bavand. (ft. 1613. Subscribed the Articles 
3 June, 1614. B.A. (Broadgate Hall) 3 Feb. 16}f 

Thomas Reynolds (Remolds, Reinhold). <. 1613. 
Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. B.A. 10 Feb. 
16H- M - A - 7 Jul y> 162L C ^ restored 19 July, 
1639. He lived in the Middle Tower Chamber. 

Francis Sawyer (Sayer). (ft. 1613. Subscribed the 
Articles 3 June, 1614. B.A. 10 Feb. 16}-f M.A. 
1 July, 1620. CJH. restored 9 Oct. 1623, when he also 
vacated " the study towards the College " in the Upper 
Chapel Chamber. 

Hugh Halswell. <2L 1613 (Somerset.). One of this name 
was created D.D. 15 Jan. 16| from All Souls'. 

Probably the fourth son of Sir Nicholas Halswell, in whom 
the male line of the Halswells of Halswell became extinct. 
Collinson I. 82 : Visitation, 1623. 

John Warren. Pupil of Matthew Osborne 10 July, 1613. 
$3. (Devon.) 1613. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 


1614. B.A. 23 May, 1617. M.A. (? as Thomas Warren) 
1 July, 1620. 

Possibly second son of Christopher Warren of Hedbury. 
Visitation 1620. 

John Seagar. Pupil of Matthew Osborne 10 July, 1613. 
H3. (Devon.) 1613. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 
B.A. 23 May, 1617. 

Admitted Vicar of Broadclyst, Devon, 16 July, 1631 : died 
13 April, 1656, and was buried at Pittminster, Dorset. John 
Seagar, M.A, minister of Broadclist wrote A Discovery of 
the World to Come according to the Scriptures, &c., London, 
1650; but Wood claims him as JH. at St. Mary Hall, aged 
17 in 1629, which is apparently impossible. 

Philip Wright. Pupil of Matthew Osborne 10 July, 1613. 
33. 1613. 

Robert Wright. Pupil of Matthew Osborne 10 July, 1613. 
1$. 1613. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 

John Thompson. U. 1613 (Somerset.). Subscribed the 
Articles (Tomson) 3 June, 1614. 

Humphrey Gay. Pupil of Matthew Osborne. 13. 1613. 
Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. B.A. 23 May, 
1617 (Guy in Wood's MSS.). 

George Bretton. $3. 1613. Subscribed the Articles 
3 June, 1614. B.A. 10 Dec. 1617. M.A. 1 July, 1620. 

Ralph Rixton. iS. 1613 (Somerset.). Subscribed the 
Articles 3 June, 1614. 

John Lake. IB. 1613. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 

John Hedmar. Pupil of Matthew Osborne 10 July, 1613. 
Subscribed the Articles (Hedman) 3 June, 1614. 




Harrie Cussington. Pupil of James Harington 20 July, 
1613. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. B.A. 
10 Feb. 16B-. 

Christopher Greene. Pupil of Henry Anketill 15 July, 
1613. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. B.A. 
10 Feb. 16H- 

Pexall Croxford. Pupil of Richard Puleston 20 July, 1613 
(Pexellus). Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 

Peter Waterman. Pupil of Francis Strode 24 July, 1613. 
Subscribed the Articles 23 April, 1613. B.A. 2 July, 
1616. M.A. 1 July, 1620. 

John Bruton. Pupil of Ralph Flexney 24 July, 1613. 
Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. B.A. 27 Nov. 

Thomas Dennis. Pupil of William Payton 2 Aug. 1613. 
Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 

Richard Walker. Pupil of Henry Anketill 15 July, 1613. 
B.A. 8 Feb. 16H- 

John Bragg. Pupil of James Harington 20 July, 1613. 

William Beesely. Pupil of James Harington 20 July, 

Of fifty-one men who subscribed the Articles on 3 June, 
1614, forty-two have been identified as either entered in 
the Wadham Register or as being pupils of the Original 
Fellows ; the remaining names are : Samuel Tynes 
(Porter), Nicholas Buller (Butler), Thomas Bondisse, 
Fletcher Newman, Mathew Harris, Nathaniel Adams, 
Henry Evans, John Braine, William Tayler. Of these 
Fletcher Newman may be the $x entered as Fletcher, 
1614, and Mat Harris may be the $5. Harris 1614; 
possibly some or all of them were like Buller and Tynes, 
College servants. 



Philip Hill. On 2 April, 1614, there is a letter nominating 
him to the first vacant ,>., being grandson of Dr. Bisse 
(the founder of the library). On 27 June, 1614, he was 
appointed to fill the vacancy created by Huish's election 
to Harris' Jf., " if ready," which he presumably was, as 
he has leave of absence on 20 July, 1616. His name 
occurs twice in the fH. books, 3 Nov. 1615, P. H. 
(Somerset. Stse. Theol. Doct. fil. set. 13), and 8 Nov, 
1616, P. H. (Somerset. Doct. fil. set. 16. His . was 
filled up on his resignation 3 Dec. 1618. 

He was son of Sarah, daughter of Dr. Philip Bisse, by 
Dr. Hill. 

Timothy Basil. Subscribed the Articles 4 Nov. 1614. 
B.A. (Wadham) 16 July, 1617. M.A. 24 May, 1620. 
When his grace for M.A. is granted (May 18) he is 
called &i)aplatlt, which office he probably held 25 May, 
1618, when he received mourning on the death of the 
Foundress. From the Chamber Book we may infer that 
he was living in one of the Chaplain's Chambers in 
1620. On 4 Aug. 1620, we find Timothy Basil Rector 
of Fryerning, Essex ; but he resigned, and was succeeded 
by Warden Smith, 18 Sept. 1620. He had ceased to be 
Chaplain by 1624, when we find T. Smith, Chaplain. 

Henry Clifford. JF.OL 1614. Clifford's Tankard weighing 
20 J oz. was among the plate sacrificed in 1642. 

William Coker. df.OL 1614. fH. 19 May, 1615 (Dorcestr. 
arm. fil. set. 16). His name is the first that occurs in 
the University Registers as fH. at Wadham. Coker's 
Tankard weighing 19^ oz. was among the plate sacrificed 
in 1642. 

He was son of Robert Coker of Mapouder by Thomasin, 
daughter of William Petre of Peters Hay, Devon, born 1598 ; 
succeeded his father 24 Feb. 1624. He had a Commission 
(20 Car. I) from Lord Hopton to be colonel of a regiment of 
foot raised by him. On the success of the Parliament, he 




compounded for .280 for having acted as Commissioner to 
levy contributions for the King's forces. He married Jane, 
daughter of William Williams of Herrington. He was buried 
12 -April, 1656, aged fifty-seven, at Mapouder. 

William Hicks. OL 1614 (Wigorn.). Subscribed the 
Articles 4 Nov. 1614. B.A. 8 May, 1618. 

Chester. <. 1614. 

Francis Stanton. OL 1614 (Bedford, gen. fil. set. 18). flff. 
9 June, 1615. B.A. (Hart Hall) 10 May, 1619. M.A. 
21 March, 16ff. He had the Bottom Chamber under 
the Chaplains'. 

Edmund Stanton. <. (? Edward) 1614 (Bedford, gen. fil. 
set. 14). f. 9 June, 1615. B.A. (Corpus) 8 Feb. 16|. 
M.A. 2 April, 1623. B.D. 26 June, 1634. 

Henry Arnold. (&. 1614 (Dorcestr.). His name occurs 
again in 1617. fH. 24 April, 1618 (Dorcestr. gen. fil. 
set. 18). 

Henry Arnold of Bagbere and Islington, who died in 1643, by 
Will dated 8 Feb. of that year, appoints his brother John of 
Alton with his cousin Kobert 'Arnold, Clerk, Rector of 
Melcombe Horsey overseers of it. (Hutchins, II. 618). 

John Cope. OL 1614. Subscribed the Articles 4 Nov. 

Edward Richards, (ft. 1614. Subscribed the Articles 
4 Nov. 1614. 

William Chanon. L 1614 (Devon.), m. 21 Feb. 16^ 

(pleb. fil. set. 19). 

Odell. OL 1614. Robert Odell, fH. Oriel 18 Oct. 1618 
(Dorcestr. verbi Dei min. fil. set. 20). B.A. (Oriel) 
4 May, 1619. M.A. (Odyll) 3 April, 1622. 

Henry Carew. OT. 1614 (Devon, arm. fil. a>t. 18). ftt. 
19 May, 1(515. 


Edmund Carew. <&. 1614 (Devon, arm. fil. set. 19). 1H. 
19 May, 1615. 

Browne. OL 1614. 

Edward Plant. 13. 1614. Subscribed the Articles 4 Nov. 
1614. B.A. 8 May, 1618. M.A. 25 June, 1621. He 
lived in the Bottom Chamber under the Chaplains'. 
His dLfH. was taken up by the Bursar for Battels, 1621. 

Maior (? Major). 13. 1614. 

Fletcher. 13. 1614 (Oxon.). 

See note at the end of 1613. 

Harris. 13. 1614. Probably Mathew Harris, who sub- 
scribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 

Pinsent. 13. 1614 (Devon.). Probably John Pynsent, who 
m. 21 Feb. 16|f (Devon, pleb. fil. set. 20). 

Vicar of Cornwood and Hector of Tallaton. Prebendary of 
Exeter 19 June, 1624, sequestered 1645, returned at the 
^Restoration, but died in 1661. 

Anthony Turner. 13. 1614 (Devon, pleb. fil. aet. 17). M. 
9 May, 1615. 

Robert Dunkin. 13. 1614. (Cornub. pleb, fil. set. 16.) 
M. 9 May, 1615. B.A. 4 Feb. 16if. M.A. 25 June, 
1621. Replaced his &M. 14 June, 1620, and withdrew 
it again 23 April, 1622. 

Henry Wood. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. He 
was son of Sir John Wood of Yorkshire, and was buried 
in the north part of the Outer Chapel 20 Dec. 1614. 

William Davies (Dawes). Graduated B.A. (Wadham) 
10 Feb. 16}-* 



John Grove. $.<&. 1615 (Dorcestr. gen. fil. set. 17). ffl. 
10 May, 1616. "Grove's Pott" weighing I7f oz. was 
among the plate sacrificed in 1642. 

Probably John, son and heir of William Grove (died 1622), 
who was born 5 June, 1599 : married Mary, daughter of 
John Lowe of Sarum, and died s.p. (Hutchins III. 568). 

Brian Palmes. Jf.<&. 1615. f*L Trinity 17 March. 1614 
(Hampton, eq. aur. fil. ast. 16). Palmes' Bowl (19 oz.) 
was among the plate sacrificed in 1642. 

Probably son and heir of Guy Palmes of Ash well, Rutland, 
Knight, aged 12 in 1612, and brother of Francis Palmes, 
1623. He was created D.C.L. 2 Nov. 1642 (of Ashwell or 
Astwell, Rutland). He was burgess for Aldborough, Yorks, 
in the Short Parliament which began in 1640 (April). Brian 
Palmes of Rutland, knighted 21 April, 1642. 
"This loyal knight (son of Sir Guy Palmes), died 1654." 
Wood, F. II. 41. 

John Clyffe. $M. 1615 (Essex.), m. 21 Feb. 

(Essex, arm. fil. jet. 19). Clyffe's Bowl (14foz.) was 
among the plate sacrificed in 1642. 

Son and heir of John Clyffe of Ingerstone. (Visitation, 1612.) 

Thomas Kirton (Kerton). $.<&. 1615 (Northampton.). 

fl. 21 Feb. 16ff- (Northampton, arm. fil. set. 16). 

Kerton's Tankard weighing 23| oz. was among the plate 

sacrificed in 1642. 

Probably Thomas Kirton, son of Stephen Kirton of Thorp 
Mandeville, baptised 20 June, 1599, living in 1643 : married 
Maria, daughter of Sir William Dunch of Little Wittenham. 

Peter Wollcot. (ft. 1615 (Devon.). Probably an error for 
William Walcot who fH. at Wadham 24 Nov. 1615 
(Devon, pleb. fil. aat. 18). 

Peter Wollcot, 1641, is described as son of William Wollcot of 

Sidbury, Devon. 


Otwell Pye. (ft. 1615 (Cornub. gen. fil.). f. 17 Nov. 
1615 as above, aged 17. dT.fH. received 2 Nov. 1615 : 
restored 27 Feb. 1622. B.A. 5 July, 1619. M.A. 28 May, 
1622 : lived in the Middle Tower Chamber, till 27 Feb. 

Probably fourth son of Anthony Pye of Bodinick-veor. Ad- 
ministration was granted to Jane, relict of Otwell (alias Atwell) 
Pye, 19 Sept. 1683. 

Joseph Pitt (Pytt, Pitts). <. 1615 (Dorcestr. gen. fil.). 
ffi. 26 Jan. 16f- as above, aged 17. B.A. (Pitts) 5 July, 
1619. M.A. 28 May, 1622. C.fH. restored 11 Oct. 1622, 
replaced 7 Nov. 1627, restored again 9 Dec. 1628. He 
lived in the Upper Chapel Chamber till 12 July, 

Probably son of John Pitt of Causeway and Melcombe Regis, 

baptised 11 April, 1598. 

John Hungerford. (ft. 1615 (Somerset.). John Hunger- 
ford iH. New 24 Oct. 1617 (Wilton, gen. fil. set. 19). 
Also another John Hungerford fH. Oriel 24 April, 1618 
(Warwic. arm. fil. set. 19). John Hungerford was B.A. 
(New) 18 April, 1621. 

Bernard Tanner, (ft. 1615. (Cornub. arm. fil. a3t. 19.) 
fft. 21 Feb. 16ff as above. 

Bernard Tanner, Esq., married Julian, daughter of Sir Richard 
Buller, at St. Stephens in Brannel, 27 Nov. 1625. Margaret, 
sister of Joan Tregarthen, the mother of the Founder, married 
George Tanner of Collumpton. 

John Larder, (ft. 1615 (Dorcestr.). f. 21, Feb. 

(Dorcestr. pleb. fil. set. 19). Elected &. 8 Aug. 1619, in 
accordance with the Foundress' letter of nomination, 
13 Aug. 1617. B.A. 8 May, 1620. M.A. 19 June, 1623. 
Elected $. 30 June, 1629; but on 30 June, 1630, he 
with two others " non visi sunt idonei qui in Socios 
admittereutur ; " another year's probation was ordered, 
but he resigned Jf. on 1 July, 1630. He lived in College 
Chamber, and appears to have kept his rooms till 1629, 


when on the decease of Gilbert Drake he moved into 
his rooms (the Second Middle Chamber from the 

He was probably son of Robert Larder of Loders (said to 
have been 23 in 1623), which Robert was son of John 
Larder by Mary, daughter of John Wadham of Colberston. 

Thomas Hussey. OL 1615 (Dorcestr. arm. fil). fH. 21 Feb. 
1615 as above, set. 17. 

Thomas Hussey, son and heir of Thomas Hussey of Shapwick, 
was aged 24 in 1623. And Thomas Hussey, son and heir of 
Giles Hussey of Edmundsham, was aged 22 in 1623. Thomas 
Hussey died 19 March, 1630, aged 32. On the south side of 
the Chancel at Trent, Somerset, is his monument erected by 
Bridget his wife, daughter of Robert Coker of Mapowder, 
with this inscription : 

Reader, here below doth lye 

A pattern of true pietye 

Whose example none need shame 

To follow : few can be the same. 

Yeeres scarce thirty-two he told 

When in goodness growen old, 

He died and so enjoys long rest : 

God takes them soonest he loves best. 

HUTCHINS' Dorset. 

William Bruton. OL 1615 (Devon.), ffl. 21 Feb. 1615 
(Devon, gen. fil. set. 18). 

William Bruton, second son of William Bruton of Hevitree 
(aged 23 in 1622), is said to have a monument in Exeter 
Cathedral, 1661 (Lysons' Devon, 212). 

Thomas Martin. OL 1615 (Devon, gen. fil. set. 13). m. 
as above, 21 Feb. 16-Jf C.ilH. received 16 Oct. 1616 : 
restored 22 Jan. 1623. B.A. 5 July, 1619. M.A. 
28 May, 1622. He lived in the Middle Hall Chamber 
from Oct. 1616, to April, 1622. 

He died 10 Sept. 1627, and was buried in the church of St. 
Peter, at Bath, where he has this monument : 


















John Roberts. 13. 1615 (Gloucestr. pleb. fil. set. 17). |H. as 
above, 3 Nov. 1615. B.A. 24 April, 1619. M.A. 
1 March 16fi. CJ0L restored 14 Dec. 1622. Lived in 
the Middle Chapel Chamber. 

Possibly John, second son of John Eoberts of Westerley 
(Visitation 1623). 

Benjamin Ball. 13. 1615 (Somerset, pleb. fil. set. 17). fH. 
as above 21 Feb. 16|f B.A. 24 April, 1619. M.A. 
28 May, 1622. Lived in the Second North-west Chamber 
after taking his B.A. till 25 March, 1622. 

John Fathers. 13. 1615 (Somerset, pleb. fil. set. 17). fH. 
as above 17 Nov. 1615. B.A. 26 July, 1617, but his 
name also occurs among the determining Bachelors of 
1619-20. M.A. 18 May, 1620. 

1 Probably ni = nisi. 


Richard Galhampton. 13. 1615 (Somerset, pleb. fil. get. 
18). i. as above 24 April, 1618. 

Laurence Drake. 13. 1615 (Somerset, pleb. fil. set. 17). 
m. as above 24 April, 1618. Elected . 7 Nov. 1617 
(born at Islebrewers, Somerset), vice Bruen, in ac- 
cordance with the Foundress' letters of nomination 
13 August, 1617. His Sb. was filled up 30 June, 1620. 

Thomas Whitmore. 13. 1615. JR. 21 Feb. 16f (Salop. 
pleb. fil. set. 18). 

John Abraham. 13. 1615 (Devon.). H. 15 Nov. 1616 

(Devon, verbi Dei min. fil. set. 20). B.A. 18 May, 1620. 
(E.fH. received 2 July, 1616 : restored 4 Dec. 1623. 

Robert Browne. 13. 1615 (Somerset), m. 21 Feb. 16f? 
(Somerset, pleb. fil. set. 17). 

Edward Abraham. 13. 1615 (Devon.). JH. 21 Feb. 16Jf 
(Devon, verbi Dei min. fil. set. 18). Elected S- 4 May, 
1620, in accordance with Foundress' nomination of 
13 Aug. 1617 ; of Collaton Ralegh. B.A. 6 Feb. 161 a ; 
M.A. 22 June, 1624. Elected $. 30 June, 1629 ; but 
on 30 June, 1630, he was one of three "qui non visi 
sunt idonei qui in Socios admitterentur," as also on 
30 June, 1631, but he was admitted Jf. after three 
years' probation 5 July, 1632. Elected Sub-dean 1629; 
Librarian 1632 ; Catechist 1634 ; and Librarian (on 
W. Arnold's cession) 3 July, 1640. He appears to have 
lived in the Fourth Upper Chamber from the Hall from 
1635 to 1640. He was buried in the Chapel 6 Dec. 
1642 : (Wood gives this as the date of his death) : 
with this stone ? extant. E.A. 6 Dec. 1642 (Gutch). 

Fohn Eveleigh. 13. 1615 (Devon.). B.A. 4 Feb. 16|f. 

Fohn Hobbey (Hobby), fft. 3 Nov. 1615 (Dorcestr. pleb. 
fil. set. 19). B.A. 10 Feb. 

homas Corey, m. 19 Jan. 16f- (Cornub. pleb. fil. set. 20). 
B.A. (Curry) 5 July, 1619. M.A. (Coxey) 28 May, 1622. 

D 2 


He lived in the First North Chamber. He received 
mourning at the death of the Foundress 25 May, 1618, 
and from his position on the list was probably then 

Henry Allan. B.D. of Wadham 4 March, 16^- In - 
corporated M.A. from Cambridge 8 Feb. 


Humphrey Walrond. JfM. 1616 (Somerset, arm. fil. set. 
15). ilH. as above (arm. fil. natu maximus) 8 May, 1618. 
He lived in the Chamber under Mr. Basil, the Chaplain. 
His "pott," weighing over 15^- oz., was among the plate 
sacrificed in 1642. 

He was son of William Walrond of Ilebrewers. Elected Demy 
of Magdalen 1619, resigned 1624. 

Thomas Gower. Jf.Ot. 1616 (Eborab. eq. aur. fil. natu 
max. set. 12). jflK. 7' Nov. 1617, as above. His " tankerde," 
weighing 23f oz., was among the plate sacrificed in 1642. 

He was eldest son of Sir Thomas Gower, Knt. of Stittenham, 
created a Bart. 2 June, 1620, who married Ann, daughter and 
coheiress of John Doyley of Merton, Oxford. Thomas Gower 
was sheriff of York, and firm in his allegiance to King 
Charles I. ; by his second wife Frances, daughter and coheiress 
of Sir John Leveson of Haling and Lilleshall, he was the 
direct ancestor of the Duke of Sutherland, Earl Granville, and 
Earl of Ellesmere. A letter from Lady (Ann) Gower to her 
son Tom was found under the floor of Number 5, 1 pair right. 
It is dated 29 Jan. 1617, from Stittnam (Stittenham), near 
Sherrifs Hutton. 

" Tom I am so fearfull of you now being far from me that 
your younge yeares should forgett your maker which hath 
beene so beneficiall unto you, I charge you to continue with 
your daly prayers unto him for the increase of them and 
alwayes acknowZed^e whence they came. I writt to you in my 
last letter that you shoulde send me word whether you heard. 
from your granmother or whether you writt to her since your 
beinge att Oxford and you sent me no word att all. I have no 


newes to send you but this the Satterday before Christemas day 

Witt P son killed. Duckitt son in the feilde it was ther 

exeemye 1 great pride and God hath justly punished them for 
the one is dead and the other is fleed his contrie and is undone, 
therfore I charge you to beware of this sin and to pray against 
it. lithe Sparlinge also of Sherifhouton is deade. thus with 
my daly prayers to God to continue you with his blessings I 
rest your ever lovinge mother till death. 

" STITTNAM 29 of Januarij 1617." 

" Shewe your cosin Davett when you se him these lines under- 
neathe tell him that I would not have bene a broker for no 
man livinge but hmself. I did it from his owne mouth and to 
don him a kindnesse and now my woord is baffeld. I wish 
him as much as his owne kind hert would desire but Yorkshire 
will not afford itt : I pray you remember me very kindly to 
your unkell Harrington." 

In a different hand. 

"Hopinge of your health, I have made the best meanes for 
your sworde and canne not gett it by noe meanes. I have 
(with the leaste) sente unto him three times and the letters 
have all binne delivered to him yet oould I not heare from 
him att all and at this time havinge nothinge to write but 
trustinge of your health, in hast. I commend. 
" J. Arnolde was chosen fellowe a weeke since." 

Bowyer Henley. JF.OL 1616, "Hendly's tankerde," 
weighing 20^ oz., was among the plate sacrificed in 

Thomas Rich. OL 1616. fH. 8 May, 1618, (Middlesex, 
arm. fil. natumax. set. 17). 

Anthony Huish. (ft. 1616 (Somerset.). H. Magdalen Hall 
12 April, 1616 (Somerset, gen. fil. set. 18). B.A. 
(Wadham) 24 Nov. 1619. M.A. 26 June, 1622. C.ffl. 
restored 23 May, 1623. 

Robert Talbot. OL 1616. fH. 8 May, 1618 (Wilton, gen. 
fil. aet. 15). He lived in the Bottom Tower Chamber. 

1 Sic : the letters in italics are restored from conjecture. Witt, .sv<r. ? for Will. 


Robert Brooke. OL 1616. ffl. 24 April, 1618. (South- 
ampton, gen. fil. set. 15). B.A. 6 July, 1620. M.A. 
20 April, 1624. He lived in the Middle Tower Chamber 
till 15 April, 1622. &.JH. restored 15 April, 1622. 

Robert Brooke, third son of Thomas Brooke of Whitchurch, is 
described as clerk in the Visitation of 1631. Brother of the 
next and of John Brooke, 1621. 

Richard Brooke. OL 1616. 

Second son of Thomas Brooke of Whitchurch (Visitation 
1631) ; brother of the above and of John Brooke, 1621. 

John Drake. <tt. 1616 (Devon.). B.A. 6 Feb. 16ff 

Edward Warham (Wareham). OL 1616. m. 8 May, 
1618 (Dorcestr. gen. fil. set. 18). B.A. (St. Edm. Hall) 
9 Feb. 16ff. M.A. (Thomas Warham, St. Edm. Hall) 
26 June, 1623. He lived in the Middle Hall Chamber. 

Edward Warham of Osmington (aged 23, 1623), was son and 
heir of John Warham, by Anne Mompesson of Carton, Wilts. 

Edmund Kingston, (ft. 1616. JH. 8 May, 1618 (Gloucestr. 
gen. fil. set. 17). 

John Tirrell. OL 1616 (Essex.), m. Tyrrell 7 Nov. 1617 
(Essex, gen. fil. set. 16). B.A. 18 May, 1620 (arm. fil. 
natu maximus). 

Son of Thomas Tyrell of East Horndon, born 14 Dec. 1597 ; 
knighted 27 Jan. 16 f|- ; a great sufferer for the Royal Cause j 
Burgess in Parliament for Maldon 1661 ; died 1675, aged 82. 
(Morant, II. 210) ; (Berry's Essex Genealogies), but the dates 
are puzzling. Father of Thomas Tirrell, 1656. 

Richard Hawke. OL 1616 (Cornub.). 

Richard Hawke, son and heir of Nicholas Hawke of Trereven, 
was aged 20 in 1620 : brother of Thomas Hawke, 1634. 


Richard Rogers. <. 1616. JH. 28 May, 1619 (Somerset, 
gen. fil. set. 19). 

Probably Kichard Eogers, Lord of the Manor of Kiloe, Som. 
and father of Elizabeth, Duchess of Richmond. 

Richard Tisdall. OL 1616. (Londin.). fH. 8 May, 1618 
(Middlesex, arm. fil. natu max. set. 17). 

Winchcombe. OL 1616. 

George Ryves. OL 1616. Jfl. 17 Oct. 1617 (Hampton, 
arm. fil. set. 17). Possibly George Ryves, B.C.L. 24 Jan. 
16ff D.C.L. 6 July, 1634. 

Anthony Fawkner. 13. 1616. M. 24 April, 1618 
(Rutland, pleb. fil. set. 16). B.A. 28 Nov. 1620. M.A. 
(Jesus) 18 June, 1623. He lived at different times in 
the Middle Chapel Chamber, Nov. 1622 April, 1623, 
and as B.A. in the Second North-west Chamber, and in 
the South Bay Window. C.fH, restored 23 April, 1623. 
He is said to have been educated at Okeham or Uppingham 
School. Disinherited by his uncle for his loyalty. Rector of 
Bulwick, Northants, and Chaplain to Lord Capel. 

" He was Chaplain to Sir Lewis Watson of Northants, and 
Parson of Saltry (So\vtree) All Saints, alias Morgagne, i.e. 
Moygne, Hunts; author of several sermons." (Wood, Afh. 
II. 610.) 

Carter. 13. 1616. 

Brewer. 13. 1616. B.A. (Andrew Bruer) 10 Dec. 1617. 

Thomas Higham. 13. 1616. 0m received 24 June, 
1617, restored 22 Nov. 1622. B.A. 28 Nov. 1620. M.A. 
(St. Mary Hall) 17 June, 1623. He lived in the First 
North-west Chamber and in the Middle Chapel 
Chamber as B.A. from Jan. 1620 to Nov. 1622. 

William Brockar. 13. 1616. 


Peter Poole. (fD.fH. received as (ft. or JfM. in 1616, and 
restored 12 Dec. 1622. fH. (St. Mary Hall) 21 Oct. 
1608 (Somerset, pleb. fil. set. 19). B.A. (St. Mary Hall) 
5 Feb. 16H- M.A. 7 July, 1619. 

Walter Hungerford. fH. 21 June, 1616 (Somerset, gen. 
fil. set. 19). B.A. (All Souls) 10 June, 1624. M.A. 
12 May, 1628. D.D. 16 Nov. 1643. 

One Walter Himgerford was elected Fellow of All Souls 
(from the county of Wilts) 1624. Probably third son of John 
Hungerford of Cadenham : became Eector of Buscot, Berks ; 
where he was buried with this inscription : "Walter Hunger- 
ford, D. of Divinity, deceased 10 Nov. An'o. Dom'. 1681." 

Gilbert Drake, m. 21 Feb. 16^ (Devon, pleb. fil. set. 17). 
He was nominated ,. by the Foundress 28 Feb. 1617, 
being son of John Drake of Littleham, Devon; and 
was elected 30 June, 1620, vice R Ellis. Elected ^. 
30 June, 1625, admitted 30 June, 1626. Had his 
grace for his B.A. 30 Jan. 1620. B.A. 6 Feb. 16f$. 
M.A. 20 April, 1624. Elected Sub-dean 1621 ; 
Moderator of Philosophy 1625 ; Humanity Lecturer 
1626 ; and Dean 1627 and 1628; but he died in March, 
162f. (Mag. Drake intermortuo successit in decanatu 
Mag. Bos well ineunte quadragesima) He lived in the 
South Bay Window and in Foundresse Chamber, and 
(at the time of his death) in the Second Middle 
Chamber from the Chapel. He died 2 March, 
162^, and was buried in the Outer Chapel near his 
monument on the Eastern Wall with this inscription : 

Exuvias hie deposuit Gilbertus Drake Devoniensis 

Generosa familia oriundus, in Artibus Magister 

Et hujus Collegii Socius : vir magna eruditione, ingenio 

Facili felicique moribus suavissimis, 

Quinetiam integritate vitse illibata 

Singulari et pietate Celebris ; 

Nee tarnen pro suis virtutibus satis notus, 

Complures enim humiliori inodestia velabat, quas 

Ne desideres (Lector) en vix media adhuc setate, ccelo 

Maturus obiit Mar. 2 A.D. 1629 getatis 29 

(? Johannes Drake Pater Dedicavit). 




He was one of the earliest benefactors to the Library, 
bequeathing many books in 1629. 

John Skeat (Skete). m. 21 Feb. 16^- (Wilton, pleb. fil. 
at. 17). B.A. 28 Nov. 1620. M.A. 11 July, 1623. 

Humphrey Tabor. ffi. 21 Feb. 16ff (Somerset, pleb. fil. 
set. 18). B.A. 28 Nov. 1620. M.A. (Taylor) 17 June, 

Richard Darrell. m. 14 March, 16^f (Cornub. pleb. fil. 
set. 16). 

Kichard Darrell, son and heir of William Darrell of Crowan, 
aged 20 in 1620, or possibly of Trevoenan in St. Minver. 

Walter Bond. fH. 14 March, 16-J-f (Somerset, verbi Dei 
min. fil. set. 16). B.A. 1 March, 16f. He received 
mourning on the death of the Foundress, 25 May, 1618, 
and from his position on the list was probably then 


Edward Burton. Occurs (14 May) among the B.A.'s of 
16lf "e Coll. Wadh." but Wood's note is: "Edward 
Burton eq. aur. fil. ex Aula Magd. (sic supplicatio 
sua), fuit tamen e Coll. Magd. quando determinavit." 

Warfcen Smitb. 


Thomas Grudge. Subscribed the Articles 3 June, 1614. 
Nominated &. by the Foundress on the resignation of 
Stonehouse, 13 Aug. 1617, and admitted 2 Oct. 1617 ; 
born in St. Maddren, Cornwall. B.A. 8 May, 1618. 
Lived in the North Bay Window. 

Probably son of Thomas Grudge of Maderne and Mary 

Fleminge (Visitation 1620). 

William Rodney. JfM. 1617 (Somerset, arm. fil. set. 17). 
ift. as above 24 April, 1618. His "pott," weighing over 
19^ oz., was among the plate sacrificed in 1642. 

Probably third son of Sir John Kodney (Visitation 1623) ; 
married Alice, daughter of Sir T. Caesar, and was buried 
at Huntspill. (Collinson, III. 605.) 

Giles Estcourt. JfM. 1617 (Wilton, mil. fil. set. 17). fa. 
as above, 8 May, 1618. The two "Estcourts' Tankerdes," 
weighing 41Joz., were among the plate sacrificed in 

Sir Giles Estcourt of Newton, Wilts, was created Baronet, 
17 March, 16|f, and married Anne, daughter of Sir Robert 
Mordaunt of Little Massingham, Norfolk, Bart. ; his son and 
successor Sir Giles Estcourt was slain unmarried in Italy. 

Edward Estcourt. $.(&. 1617 (Wilton, mil. fil. set. 16). 
fH. 8 May, 1618. He appears to have replaced his name 
on the College Books ; his C.JH. being received 10 May, 
1628, and restored 20 Dec. 1628. 

Brother of the above. 


1617.] WARDEN SMITH. 43 

Edward Horsey. JfM. 1617 (Dorcestr.). His gilt bowl, 
weighing llf oz., was among the plate sacrificed in 

Probably son of Ralph Horsey of Clifton, and Melcombe 
Horsey (Hutchins). 

Hugh Stewkley. JfM. 1617. m. 3 July, 1618 (South- 
ampton, mil. fil. set. 14). 

Eldest son of Sir Thomas Stewkley of Hinton (Visitation 
1623), brother of Thomas Stewkley, 1621, and John Stewkley, 
1626. Sir Hugh Stewkley of Hinton, Hants, was created 
Baronet 9 June, 1627 : married Sarah, daughter and coheiress 
of Ambrose Dauntsey of Lavington, Wilts. Died about 1642. 

Henry Brounker. $M. 1617 (Middlesex, eq. aur. fil. set. 
15). fR. 31 Oct. 1617 as above. He was created M.D. 
23 June, 1646, at the same time as his brother William, 
Lord Brouncker, the famous President of the Royal 
Society ; they were sons of Sir William Brouncker 
(created Baron Brouncker of Newcastle, and Viscount 
Brouncker of Castle Lyons, in the kingdom of Ireland, 
12 Sept. 1645), who died in Wadham in the middle of 
Nov. 1645, and was buried in the Cathedral of Christ 
Church. " Brounker's tankerde," weighing 17^ oz., was 
among the plate sacrificed in 1642. 

" Henry succeeded his brother in the title, 5 April, 1684, and 
died s.p. 4 Jan. 1687, and was buried at Richmond, Surrey." 

John D'oilye. JF.<B. 1617 (Oxon.) m. 27 Nov. 1618 
(Oxon. arm. fil. natu max. set. 16). His gilt " tankerde," 
weighing 20 J oz., was among the plate sacrificed in 

Probably the eldest son and heir of Sir Cope Doyley of 
Chiselhampton. and brother to Charles D'Oyley, 1626. Bap- 
tized 3 March, 1601 ; succeeded his father in 1633, and was 
High Sheriff of Oxford, 1639. His house at Greenlands being 
held for the King was nearly destroyed by the Parliamentary 
forces, though he appears to have taken the Parliament side. 
M.P. for Oxford about 1645, and one of the Parliamentary 
Commissioners for the Visitation of the University. Died 
about 1660. 

44 WARDEN SMITH. [1617. 

Angel Graye. JfM. 1617. fH> 20 Nov. 1618 (Dorcestr. 
arm. fil. set. 16). "Grave's pott," weighing 18 oz., was 
amoDg the plate sacrificed in 1642. 

Angell Graye, son of George Graye of Kingston Marwood, was 
aged 20 in 1623. Possibly the same as Mr. Ancketil Gray, one 
of the Commissioners for Dorset, who met the Prince of Wales 
at Bridgewater in 1645. 

Arthur Ayshford. JfM. 1617 (Devon.). His "bowl," 
weighing 14f oz., was among the plate sacrificed in 

Probably Arthur Ayshford, son and heir of Henry Ashford of 
Ashford, aged 19 in 1620. 

Henry Arnold. <. 1617. One Henry Arnold was 
admitted <&. also in 1614. 

James Bale. OL 1617 (Somerset, gen. fil. set. 17). fH. as 
above 24 April, 1618. 

Richard Chichester. OL 1617 (Devon.), ffl. 24 April, 

Probably son and heir of Hugh Chichester of Widworthy, 
aged 20 'in 1620. 

Nicholas Weare. <&. 1617 (Devon.), ftt. (Ware) 8 May 
1618. (Devon, gen. fil. set. 18). 

John Sunnibanke (Sonibant). OL 1617. IH. 24 April, 

1618 (Essex. Doct. fil. natu max. set. 17). 

Henry Stratford. OL 1617. fE. 24 April, 1618 (Londin. 
gen. fil. set. 18). 

Peter Atwell. <tt. 1617 (Devon.). fH. (Atwill) 16 April, 

1619 (Devon, arm. fil. natu max. set. 17). 

Peter Atwell, son of William Atwell of Kenton, was aged 19 
in 1620. 

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William Lotisham. OL 1617. 

Probably William Lotisham, son of Francis Lotisham of 
Ditcheat, Som. (Phelp, II. 267) ; or, William Lotisham, son of 
Oliver Lotisham of Fordington, described as of Eipley in 1623 

Robert Rainsford. (ft. 1617. ffl. (Raynsford) 23 Oct. 
1618 (Kant. arm. fil. get. 16). B.A. 6 Feb. 16f (Col- 
lector Bac. determinantium). M.A. 11 July, 1623. 
B.D. 29 March, 1631. D.D. 23 June, 1637. <&M. 
replaced 28 April, 1622, and restored again 9 June, 
1627. He lived in Middle Hall Chamber, April, 1622, 
to Oct. 1623. In 1623 he lived in the Upper Chapel 
Chamber, and after he became a B.A. he lived in the 
Middle Hall Chamber, which he improved at a certain 
expense in 1624. 

One Kobert Rainsford was Curate of Bromley, Kent, 1630 
(Hasted, I. 96). One Robert Rainsford was Prebendary, Min. 
Par. Alt. Sarum, 3 April, 1644, and died before 19 Aug. 1661. 

Hodder. OL 1617. Robert Hodder M. Magdalen Hall 
24 April, 1618 (Dorcestr. gen. fil. set. 18). 

Claver. <. 1617. The name also occurs among the 
Batellars of this year, without a prefix. Francis Claver 
fm. Magdalen 21 June, 1621 (Buckingham, gen. fil. 
set. 18). 

William Drake. OL 1617 (of Wiscombe, South Leigh, 
Devon), m. 16 April, 1619 (Devon, arm. fil. set. 18). 
Recommended for a &. by the Foundress, 13 Aug. 
1617, and elected vice Philip Hill 3 Dec. 1618. B.A. 
4 Dec. 1622. M.A. 7 July, 1625. Lived in College 
Chamber. Elected $. 30 June, 1629, but he was 
one of three who "non visi sunt idonei qui in socios 
admitterentur," 30 June, 1630, and was referred to 
another year's probation ; the same notice is repeated on 
30 June, 1631, but on the 5 July, 1632, he was admitted 
to his JF, Elected Catechist 1632 ; Humanity Lecturer 
1632; and Bursar 1635. Resigned Jf. I July, 1637. 

Simon Every. OL 1617. ffi. 27 Nov. 1618 (Northampton, 
gen. fil. set. 15). Possibly he afterwards became a jjF.ift. 

46 WARDEN SMITH. [1617. 

as " Every e's bowl/' weighing 10 J oz. was among the 

plate sacrificed in 1642. 

Simon Every of Egginton, Derbyshire (which he obtained 
through his wife), was created Baronet 26 May, 1641, and 
suffered for the King's Cause ; he is, however, said to have 
been originally of Chard, Somerset. 

Thomas King. 33. 1617. JH. 30 Oct. 1618 (Gloucestr. gen. 
fil. set. 17). 

James Barstable. ffi. 30 May, 1617 (Devon, pleb. fil. set. 
19). B.A. 28 Nov. 1620. 

Philip Hall. M. 27 June, 1617 (Devon, pleb. fil. set. 18). 
B.A. (Alban Hall) 10 Dec. 1621. M.A. 2 June, 1624. 

Rector of Upton Pyne, admitted 1 Oct. 1636. He suffered 
severely for the Royal Cause, but returned to his living after 
the Restoration and lived till 1683. 

Thomas Tintiney. ffl. 10 Oct. 1617 (Somerset, pleb. fil. 
set. 18). 

John Derby. M. 24 Oct. 1617 (Dorcestr. pleb. fil. set. 19). 
B.A. (Gil. Darby) 1 Feb. 16ff 

Thomas Smyth, ffi. 6 Feb. 16-Jf (Wilton, pleb. fil. set. 15). 
B.A. 26 Jan. 16ff. M.A. 27 June, 1626. On 6 Dec. 
1624, he was elected Sub-dean, when he is described as 
<f)aplattt. He probably succeeded Basil, and was suc- 
ceeded by Elmhirst, who took over the Upper Chaplain's 
Chamber from him, and "paid to the College for 
Mr. Smith's debt." 

Henry Jeames. B.A. (Wadham) 26 July, 1617. M.A. 
18 May, 1620. 

Philip QuickC. B.A. (Wadham) 10 Feb. 16^- 

Robert Blake. ffi. Alban Hall 26 Jan. 16^ (Somerset. 
pleb. fil. set. 17). B.A. (Wadham) 10 Feb. 16|f He 
stood for a JF. at Merton in 1619, but failed; in 

1617-18.] . WARDEN SMITH. 47 

1623, being then of Wadham College, he wrote verses 
on Cambden's death. 

Born at Bridgewater, and educated at the Grammar School 
there. In 1640 he was elected Burgess for Bridgewater ; and 
afterwards taking up arms for the Parliament was made 
Governor of Taunton. After some service on land, he was 
made Commissioner of the Navy, Warden of the Cinque Ports, 
and (in 1649) General at Sea. On 25 Sept. 1651, he became a 
member of the Council of State. Putting to sea in 1652, he 
defeated the French on 2 Sept., but was defeated by Van 
Tromp on 29 Nov., though he in his turn defeated the Dutch 
on 18 Feb. He fought subsequently at Tunis in 1655, and won 
a victory at Santa Cruz, April, 1657, but died as the fleet was 
entering Plymouth Sound on its return, 17 Aug. 1657, aged 59. 
He was interred with great pomp in Henry VII. 's Chapel, in 
Westminster Abbey, 4 Sept. 1657 ; but his body was sub- 
sequently disinterred after the Restoration (12 Sept. 1661), and 
reinterred in St. Margaret's churchyard. His portrait hangs in 
the College Hall. 


William Durham. On 30 Oct. 1618, a letter was sent by 
King James I. to " Our trustie and welbeloved the 
Warden and Fellowes of Waddam College in Oxford, 
from our Mannour of Theobaldes/' desiring them to 
admit William Durhame, "having almost from his 
infancy followed the studdie of letters as he hath 
atteyned to the degree of Maister in Artes," to a 
Fellowship whenever any Fellow's place shall be void ; 
"notwithstanding anie thing in your statutes to the 
contrarie." The College in two successive letters, 
29 Nov. 1618, and 3 Jan. 16^f, begged the . interference 
of William, Earl of Pembroke, Lord Chamberlain of 
the King's Household, and Chancellor of the University; 
in the first they point out that William Durham is in- 
eligible under the Statutes, and send therewith two of 
the Fellows to explain ; in the second they set out the 
legal objections at length. A portion of a narrative in 
Latin of the attempt of " William Durham, the Scot," 
to obtain a Fellowship is among the College MSS., from 

48 WARDEN SMITH. [1618. 

which it appears that William Durham was "Andrea- 
politanus," and that as the King had himself altered the 
words, " Kingdom of England " to " Kingdom of Great 
Britain " in the Statutes, it was feared that he might be 
angered by the refusal of the College to admit a Scot. 
The narrative is not finished : but it is clear that the 
attempt was not successful. 

John Ireland. Jf&. 1618. 

John Blewet. Jf.<&. 1618 (Devon.), flj. (Bluet) 16 April, 
1619 (Devon, arm. fil. natu max. set. 15). "Bluet's 
tankerde," weighing 26^ oz., was among the plate 
sacrificed in 1642. 

He died in 1634, and has a monument in Holcombe Rogtis 

church, Devon. 

Robert Markham. JfM. 1618. 

Second son of Sir Anthony Markham of Sedgebrook ; brother 
of John Markham, 1613, and father of Robert Markham, 1660. 
Created Baronet 15(? 22), Aug. 1642, eventually heir to his 
father. He joined the Royal cause, and was besieged in 
Newark, Dec. 1644. He was born in 1600, and died on 
Candlemas Day, 1667. (Markham, History of the Markhams. 

Francis Langworth. <. 1618. 

Edmund Windham. OL 1618 (Somerset.), m. 16 April, 
1619 (Somerset, arm. fil. natu max. set. 18). 

He was eldest son of Sir Thomas Wyndham of Kempsford, 
and was sent by his father to serve in the Low Country wars. 
In 1641 he was one of the first to take up arms for the King, 
joining the forces of the Earl of Hertford. He served as 
Colonel in the Western Army, and was Governor of Bridge- 
water when it was besieged and taken by Fairfax. After the 
death of the King he followed the royal family to France, and 
attended upon Charles II. After the Restoration he was made 
Knight Marshal of England. He died in 1682. (Collinson). 
See possibly Edward Windham 

Shakerly Marmion. OL 1618. M. 16 Feb. 16f ? (North- 
ampton. arm. fil. primus ? unicus set. 18). His 

1618.] WARDEN SMITH. 4!' 

appears to have been received 28 April, 1616. B.A. 
1 March, 16|4 (arm. fil. natu max.). M.A. 7 July, 1624. 
Lived in the Bottom Chamber under the Chaplains' 
as B.A. from Oct. 1622, and in Founder's Chamber as 
M.A. July, 1624 to Oct. 1625. 

He was born at Aynhoe, and educated in the free school at 
Thame. After serving in the Low Countries he joined the 
troops raised by Sir John Suckling for Charles I. against the 
Scots, and was taken ill at York, and died in London in 1639, 
and was buried at St. Bartholomew, near Smithneld. He \vas 
the author of several plays or masques ; Holland's Leaguer, 
A Fine Companion, Cupid and Psyche, The Antiquary. Wood, 
Ath. Ox. II. 647. 

Norris Buckocke. OL 1618. ffl. 11 June, 1619 (Norricius 
Buckoke, Buckingham, gen. fil. set. 14). His (.H. was 
restored 11 April, 1622. 

He was elected Demy of Magdalen, 1622 (Buckocke or Buc- 
cuppe). B.A. 18 Feb. 16f, M.A. 27 June, 1626, when he 
resigned his Demiship. 

Roger Colmer. (ft. 1618 (Somerset.). Lived in Founder's 

Probably Roger, son of Roger Colmore of Colmore, aged 20 in 

Ninian Burrell. (E. 1618. 

Chancey Snellgrave. (E. 1618. His C.fH. was restored 
13 Jan. 1622. He lived in the Single Chamber in 
Buller's Inn from May, 1619, to March, 1623. 

Edward Coxwell. (St. 1618. 

John Sydley (Sedley). OL 1618. fa. 1 Dec. 1620 
(Kantise. pleb. fil. a?t. 19). He lived in Founder's 
Chamber. His C.fH. was restored Jan. 1621. 

Possibly son of Isaac Siclley of Great Chart (created Baronet 
14 Sept. 1621) ; if so, he succeeded his father about 1627, and 
died Nov. 1673. 


50 . WARDEN SMITH. [1618. 

Francis Hanford, <. 1618. 

Anthony Garth. <E. 1618. flj. 16 Nov. 1621 (Surr. arm. 
fil. Stius get. 21). CJK. restored 9 May, 1623. He 
lived in the Bottom Tower Chamber till 24 June, 1623. 
Probably second son of George Garth of Morden, Surrey ; 
returned under Poartsoken Ward in the Visitation of London, 
1634 ; also in the Visitation of Surrey, 1623. 

Thomas Rollstone. OL 1618. ffl. 12 May. 1620 (Rolle- 
stone, Devon, gen. fil. set. 16). He lived in the Bottom 
Tower Chamber. 

Thomas Burnaby. (ft. 1618. 

Richard Ducke. (ft. 1618 (Devon.). C.fH. received 
21 Oct. 1619, restored 11 Oct. 1622. fH. 12 May, 
1620 (Devon, arm. fil. primus, set. 16). He supplicated 
for B.A. 3 July, 1622. Lived in the Chamber under 
Mr. Basil, i.e. the Chaplain, till 29 Sept. 1622. 

Probably Richard Ducke, son and heir of Nicholas Ducke, 
Kecorder of the City of Exeter (aged 17 in 1620). 

John Salter. 33. 1618 (Devon.). OLfft. received 6 March, 
1618, restored 29 Sept. 1622. M. 16 April, 1619 
(Devon, pleb. fil. set. 19). He lived in the Bottom 
Chamber under the Chaplains' from 6 March, 1618, to 

29 Sept. 1622. 

Bould. $3. 1618. 

William Blake, ft. 1618 (Somerset.). M. 24 Nov. 1620 

(Somerset, min. fil. set. 17). Elected JJ (born at Bridge- 
water) 30 June, 1620, in place of Laurence Drake. 
B.A. 4 Dec. 1622. M.A. 7 July, 1625. Elected ^. 

30 June, 1628, and admitted JF. 2 July, 1629. Elected 
Sub-dean 1623; Humanity Lecturer 1629 and 1630; 
Catechist 1631 and 1638; Sub-warden 1637 and 1642; 
Bursar 1641. On 2 Sept, 1634 he had leave to travel 
as tutor to John Horsey, son and heir of George Horsey 
of Clifton, Dorset. He took the degree of Doctor of 
Civil Law at Padua in the beginning of 1637. On 

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19 Dec. 1G38, he resigned his office of Catechist on 
obtaining leave to travel for a year; and on 15 July, 
1640, was incorporated D.C.L. at Oxford. On 11 Nov. 
1642 (twenty days after Edgehill), he with nine others 
of the Foundation had leave of absence granted till 
Christmas ; on 14 Jan. 164|-, he signed (as Senior Fellow) 
the agreement to surrender the College Plate to the 
King. He had leave of absence granted him in 1643 on 
July 8 (three months), 6 Oct. (three months), 14 Dec. 
(till Easter) ; in 1644 on 20 April (though he does not 
appear to have taken part in the election of Warden 
Pitt on that day), on 2 July (six months), 24 Dec. (till 
Easter) ; in 1645 on 7 April (three months), 30 June (till 
16 July), and on 17 July it is noted that he had held his 
Jf. eighteen years from Regency, and he is presumed to 
have been then "amotus." He lived in University 
Chamber, and in the Second Upper Chamber from the 
Hall ; finally on 4 June, 1638, he moved into the Third 
Upper Chamber from the Chapel ; for the furniture of 
which he was paid on 15 Dec. 1647. 

He was son of Humphrey Blake of Planchfield, and brother 
of Eobert Blake (1617), and is described in the Visitation 
(1623) as " Dr. of Phissick." He died at Bridgewater, 1667. 

Netherton. 13. 1618. 

John Smith. fH. 17 April, 1618 (Somerset, pleb. fil. set. 18) . 
B.A. 6 Dec. 1621. 

Richard Arnold. ft. 24 April, 1618 (Dorcestr. verbi Dei 
min. fil. set. 15). Having been nominated by the 
Foundress 13 Aug. 1617, he was admitted >. 4 Oct. 1619, 
vice Thomas Grudge (aged 16, born at Brockenhurst in 
the diocese of Winchester). Although he was not on the 
Foundation, yet he received mourning at the death of 
the Foundress, 25 May, 1618. B.A. 30 Jan. 1624. On 
30 June, 1629, he was "amotus" from his &. for staying 
away a month too long. He lived in College Chamber. 

He is possibly the son of Robert Arnold of Armswell, Dorset ; 
born in 1604. 

E 2 

52 WARDEN SMITH. [1618-19. 

William Turney (Turnie). fa. 24 April, 1618 (Cormib. 
pleb. fil set. 18). Elected >. 30 June, 1620 (being one 
of the first two elected according to the Statutes), vice 
George Hill, aged 19, (born at Bodmin, Cornwall). B.A. 
30 June, 1621. His & was filled up 30 June, 1623, on 
his resignation". He lived in the North Crest. 

Edward Clyffe. fa. 19 June, 1618 (Essex, arm. fil. aet. 17). 
Having been nominated to a &. by the letters of the 
Foundress, 13 Aug. 1617, he was admitted on 6 Feb. 
16fJ. B.A. 6 Dec. 1621. M.A. 22 June, 1624. Elected 
Sub-dean 6 Dec. 1622. He resigned his J. 9 Feb. 16|f, 
and on the same day he paid (E.fH. as a (. which was 
restored 31 Aug. 1628. He lived in the North Bay 

Third son of John Clyffe of Ingerstone (Visitation, 1612). 

John Wills, fa. 30 Oct. 1618 (Somerset, pleb. fil. set. 16). 
William Ball. H. 30 Oct. 1618 (Oxon. pleb. fil. aet. 15). 

William Johnson. Graduated M.A. of Wadham 8 May, 

Francis Ayshford. Son of John Ayshford, Esq., in Devon, 
was buried in the North part of the Outer Chapel about 
the beginning of November, 1618. 

Gutch calls him jF.C., and says that he was buried in the south 
part. He was probably one of the Ayshfords of Ayshford. 
See 1617 and 1620. 


William Russell. JfM. 1619 (Wigorn.). fa. 17 March, 

16-1-9- (Wigorn. eq. fil. set. 18). 

Second son of Sir Thomas Russell of Strensham, created 
Baronet of Whitley, Wore. 12 March, 16-|-f He was a staunch 
supporter of the King's Cause, and compounded for his estate. 
He died in 1669, and was buried at Strensham with this in- 
scription : "Corpus Gulielmi Russell Baronetti manerii de 
Strensham dom. hie in spe quiescit. Vir fuit ingenio natalibus 
suis digno, egregia erga regem temporibus nequissimis fide nee 
capitis periculo nee magna rei familiaris jactura luiquam 

1619.] WARDEN SMITH. f,:j 

Carew Ralegh. Jf.<&. 1619 "fortissimi doctissimique 
equitis Gualteri Ralegh filius." fH. 23 March, 16.^ 
(Middlesex, eq. fil. ast. 16). His (K.fH. was received 
8 March, 1620 : restored 10 April, 1623. 

He was introduced at Court, but failed to obtain the restoration 
of his father's estate at Sherborne ; he was, however, restored 
in blood, 3 Charles I. In 1635 he became a gentleman of the 
King's Bedchamber ; after the King's death he endeavoured 
again in 1651 to obtain from the Commons the restoration of 
Sherborne. In 1659 he was Governor of Jersey. He died in 
1666, and was buried either at West Horsley, or in his fathers 
grave at St. Margaret's, Westminster. 

Francis Ewre. OL 1619. 

Thomas Weedon. <. 1619. <EJK. received 1620 : restored 
24 Oct. 1622. 

Christopher Allanson. <. 1619 (Londin.). ffi. 24 Nov. 
1620 (Londin. gen. fil. set. 16). His C.fH. was received 
9 Jan. 1620 : restored 5 April, 1624. B.A. 6 Feb. 16ff . 

Peter Hoskins. <. 1619 (Dorcestr.). fH. 1 Dec. 1620 
(Dorcestr. pleb. fil. set. 19). His <JK. was leceived 
14 June, 1620 : restored 25 Nov. 1633. B.A. 10 Feb. 
16-lf. M.A. 7 July, 1625. He lived in Founder's 
Chamber, 14 June, 1620, and in the Upper Chapel 
Chamber, 12 July, 1622. 

Probably fourth son of Peter Hoskins of Langdon (Visitation 
1613), and Beminster, who in 1629 was ordered "to set up 
stocks, pillory, and a ducking stool," for the town and manor 
of Beminster. 

John Smyth. 4L 1619. But see John Smyth, 17 April, 

Edward Goad. OL 1619. H. 24 Nov. 1620 (Comub. pleb. 

fil. set. 18). 

Probably fifth son of William Coode of Morval (died ./?.), or 
son of Edward Coode, baptized at St. Pinnocks, 21) Xov. 1601. 

54 WARDEN SMITH. [1619. 

Roger Ayshford. (ft. 1619 (Devon.). &L. 24 Nov. 1620 

(Devon, gen. fil. set. 16). His (.H. was received 
23 Aug. 1620, restored 23 Oct. 1630; but apparently 
replaced 8 June, 1631, and again restored 12 Dec. 1632. 
B.A. 7 Feb. 16||. M.A. 26 Feb. 16-H-?. 

Third son of Henry Ashford of Ashford, and brother of Arthur 
Ayshford, 1617. Roger Ayshford, Rector of Bridford, Devon, 
15 Oct. 1635, buried 3 Jan. 16|f. 

Robert Henley. OL 1619. ffl. 24 Nov. 1620 (Somerset, 
gen. fil. ae t. 18). Lived in the Double Chamber in 
Buller's Inn from March, 1620, to Dec. 1621, and also in 
the North Crest. 

He appears to have been buried in Winsham church, Somerset, 
where there is an antique monument of black and white 
marble with this inscription on the tablet : " Sacrum memorise 
Roberti Henley (fil. natu max. Henrici, nepotis Roberti Henley 
de Leigh in agro Somersetensi Armigeri et hujus comitatus 
unus prsepositorum), qui epidemica grassante febre hinc de- 
migravit. Elizabetha conjunx ejus fidelissima, prior e solis 
iiatabus Edmundi Lamberti de Boyton in Cainpo Wiltoniensi 
Armigeri et Dulcibellae filioe Richardi Swayne de Blandford in 
comit. Dorset Armigeri certa resurrectionis faustoe spe freta 
hoc posuit mnemosynon A.D. 1639." (Collinson). 

Henry Thynne. OL 1619. 

John Trafford. OL 1619. ftt. 12 May, 1620 (Kant. arm. 
fil. lus aet. 14). C.fH. received 11 Sept. 1620 : restored 
22 July, 1622. He lived in the Middle Hall Chamber 
from Sept. 1620 to July, 1622. 

One John Trafford was Rector of Gillingham, Kent, on the 

presentation of Brasenose College, 1649. 

Richard Wiseman, (ft. 1619. H. 17 June, 1621 (Essex. 

gen. fil. ast. 20). .fft. received in 1620, and restored 
26 Sept. 1621. 

Apparently son of Sir Richard Wiseman of Torell's Hall ; 

afterwards knighted (Morant, I. 479), or third son of John 

Wiseman of Stysted (Visitation 1612). 

1619.] WARDEN SMITH. 55 

Richard Clifton. OL 1619. C.fH. received in 1620 : restored 
28 June, 1622. 

Robert Waller. <. 1619. 

Richard Floyd (Lloyd). <E. 1619. ffl. 11 June, 1614 
(arm. fil. lus set. 17). (JH. received in 1620, restored 
15 Dec. 1624. B.A. 7 Feb. 16ff (arm. fil. natu max.). 
Lived in the Bottom Chamber under the Chaplains', 
and afterwards in Founder's Chamber, 25 Dec. 1621. 

Richard Farren. OL 1619. ffi. 13 July, 1621 (Leicestr. 
pleb. fil. set. 18), but he subscribed on 13 April, 1621. 
C.fH. received 12 Jan. 1620, restored 13 Aug. 1625. 
B.A. 2 Dec. 1624. Lived in Founder's Chamber from 
Dec. 1621 to Oct. 1625. 

John Courtney. OL 1619 (Devon.). fft. 23 March, 16f -J- 
(Devon. arm. fil. lus set. 18). (.fH. received 19 Jan. 
1620, restored 23 July, 1622. Lived in the Bottom 
Tower Chamber. 

Possibly John Courtnay of Holland who died in 1660. 

Francis Doddington. (ft. 1619 (Somerset.). fH. 17 June, 
1621 (Dodington. Somerset, gen. fil. set. 17). C.fH. 
received 1620, restored 15 April, 1622. Lived in the 
First North Chamber till 25 March, 1622. 

Francis Doddington, son of John Doddington of Dodington, 
was Sheriff of Somerset 6 Charles I. took up the Eoyal Cause, 
joined the Earl of Hertford, and served as Colonel in 'the 
Western army ; lie was by name excepted from the Treaty of 
Uxbridge, and fled to France on the ruin of the Royal Cause, 
but returned at the Restoration. (Collinson, III. 519). 

John Hippesley. (ft. 1619. 

Probably John Hippesley of Camleigh, aged 19 in 1623. 

Thomas Munnings (Monyns). OL 1619. ffl. 17 June, 
1621 (Kant. eq. fil. set. 17). <.fft. received 16 March, 
1620, restored 10 July, 1623 (?). 

Son and heir of Stephen Monins of Dover ; afterwards of 
Fordwicli (Berry). One Captain Thomas Munnings of Dover 

56 WARDEN SMITH. [1619. 

was Treasurer to the Parliamentary Sequestrators of Canterbury 
Cathedral. "At heart a Royalist." (Hasted, II. 146). 

Harris. llx 1619. There is a Robert Harris (Wilton, pleb. 
fil. set. 18), who ffi. at Exeter 3 May, 1621 ; but see 
Subscriptions 3 June, 1614. 

Kiste. 33. 1619 (Devon.). One Edward Kyfte (Kiste) fft. 
Magdalen Hall 21 June, 1616 (Gloucestr. pleb. fil. t. 
17). B.A. 19 Feb. 16ff. 

Darrell. ft. 1619 (Cornub.). 

Possibly John Darrell, younger brother of Richard Darrell, 

Thomas Coke. ffl. 16 April, 1619 (Cornub. pleb. fil. 

set. 17). 

John Warren. fSi. 21 Jan. 16^f (Dorcestr. pleb. fil. aet. 
17). Elected . 3 July, 1624 (of Gillingham, Dorset, 
aged about 18). B.A. 7 July, 1625. M.A. 27 June, 
1628. Elected $. 3 July, 1627, and admitted Jf. 
3 July, 1628. Elected Moderator of the New Class 
(constituted 3 Oct. 1623) in 1626 and 1627. Sub-dean 
1628 ; Moderator of Philosophy 1629, and succeeded 
Goodridge as Sub-warden 1631 ; elected Bursar in 1631, 
1634, 1636, 1638, 1640, 1642 ; Dean 1632, 1633 ; Sub- 
warden 1635, 1639, 1641 ; Junior Proctor 1634. Lived 
successively in the South Bay Window r , the Fourth 
Middle Chamber from the Chapel, and the Fourth 
Upper Chamber from the Chapel. He had leave of 
absence on 8 July, 1643, till 29 Sept., but he died 2 Aug. 
(1642 in the Convention Book, an evident error for 1643) ; 
and was buried at the North End of the Outer Chapel. 
(Wood in his MSS. gives the stone as marked J. W. 
2 Aug. 1643.) 

Edward Osbourne. H. 17 March, 1641 (Devon, pleb. fil. 
set. 16). B.A. 7 Feb. 16ff. M.A. 27 June, 1626. 

Timothy Wilde. H. 17 March, 16JJ- (Wilton, min. fil. 
act. 19). 

1620.] WARDEN SMITH. 57 


There are no entries of Fellow Commoners, Commoners, 
or Batellars for 1620 in the Registrum. 

James Tucker. fH. 12 May, 1620 (Devon, pleb. fil. set. 18). 
B.A. (as Tasker alias Tooker) 7 Feb. 16ff . 

John Thompson. H. 12 May, 1620 (Devon, min. fil. set. 
20). " One Tomson, a Servitor, was buried in the 
Cloister," about 1622. 

William Turner, ffi. 24 Nov. 1620 (Somerset, min. fil. 
set. 16). Nominated S>. by letter of the Foundress, 
13 Aug. 1617, and elected 4 May, 1620, in place of 
John Woolley ; when he is said to have been born in the 
manor of Berrington, Somerset. B.A. 22 June, 1624. 
M.A. 11 June, 1627. B.C.L. 30 April 1636; created 
D.C.L. 31 Aug. 1636 (post adventum regis Caroli). 
Elected ^. 30 June, 1628, and admitted Jf. 2 July, 
1629. Elected Moderator of the New Class 1625 ; Sub- 
dean 1626, 1627; Moderator of Philosophy 1628; Dean 
1629, 1630, 1631 ; Bursar 1632, 1634 ; Sub-warden 1633 ; 
Librarian 1635. Resigned JF. 6 Feb. 16ff. Lived in 
North Crest and in the Third Upper Chamber from the 
Chapel. Among the documents relating to the case of 
Francis Pyle, 1661, is a letter from William Turner 
(formerly of the College), dated Exeter House, 12 Oct. 
1669, saying that he has seen the Archbishop of 
Canterbury, and had hoped to have met there the 
Bishop of Bath and Wells. 

He was an Advocate in the Court of Arches, and a Member of 
Doctor's Commons ; he sided with the Parliament, and in Jan. 
3659 was appointed one of the Judges of the Court of Ad- 
miralty and Probate ; he became subsequently Chancellor of 
Winchester, and Advocate of the Duke of York, and was 
knighted. He died about 1670, at Eichmond, Surrey. 
(Wood F., I. 492). Father of William and John Turner 16G1. 

58 WARDEN SMITH. [1620-21. 

Richard Dunne. fH. 24 Nov. 1620 (Devon, pleb. fil. set. 
20). The (!LfH. of a $3. Richard Done was received in 
1618, restored 12